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Quaker Parents

Started with brothers Mark and Scott Grundy playing danceable math rock.

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Quaker Parents began as a collaboration between brothers Mark (Gamma Gamma Rays, A History Of) and Scott Grundy (Gamma Gamma Rays), playing jittery, danceable math rock. They soon added Brad Lahead (Long, Long, Long) to the fold, and Mark calls the group “more of a band now.”

“We’re more confident. We’ve developed well under the lineup, we know what we want to do together,” he says. Mark adds that their music has elements of all the members’ other bands, and mentions listening to a lot of Of Montreal while he was writing songs. The band is at work on a nine-song tape, being prepared for their mid-June tour with Long, Long, Long and Special Noise. Mark’s favourite Quaker Parents show so far was an event called the Nickelodeon Remedy, an “arts night my friend put together with theatre, readings, and so on…we had a cue to play our set, so it was uninterrupted.”

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