PARA LIA – In Clash With The Zeitgeist
1 Like Always
3 All That It Takes
4 What We Always Wanted
5 C’est La Vie
6 Will You Find Me
7 Yellow Rose
8 Already Came To Know
9 Mr Perry
11 Sunchild (Reprise)
René Methner – guitars, bass guitar, keys, drum programming, vocals
Cindy Methner – vocals
Fady Haddad – synth on ‘Yellow Rose‘
Christian Georgi – e-piano on ‘Yellow Rose‘ and ‘Sunchild (Reprise)’
Andreas Jäpel – vocals on ‘Mr. Perry’
Lyrics and music by René Methner
Recorded and produced by Para Lia
Mixed by Para Lia and Thommy Hein
Mastered by Thommy Hein at The Thommy Hein Tonstudios Berlin
Cover artwork by: Georgia Moschogianni
P&C 2023 Para Lia under exclusive license to About Us Records GmbH
Videos by René Methner
The German band Para Lia is a very pleasant surprise in the modern music scene! In silence but methodically, they have already reached to the 3rd album! Para Lia is a hard working band and they just do it out of passion for music. As music lovers themselves they produce the music they want to hear and progress with every record they release!
“In Clash With The Zeitgeist” is a very ambitious album. In it the indie rock duo of Rene and Cindy take the best from alternative rock, shoegaze pop, dark wave/new wave and adding some psych/garage for extra flavor, they offer us one of the best albums for 2023!
The band attempts to gain a bigger audience with the new album, so they wrote some of their best songs to date. “In Clash With The Zeitgeist” has released 4 singles so far: “Sunchild” is an ode to “not letting it get you down”. “Yellow Rose” is an ode to losing a loved one without forgetting them and keeping a piece of them in your heart forever. “C’est La Vie” is an ode to keeping the spirits high becasue you never know when the right person is destined to come in your life. “Mr. Perry” is an ode to all indie rockers out there. A cheer up song that says: “stay authentic, even if your path is rocky and difficult at times”.
Para Lia’s indie rock with some psychedelic tricks in the music and lyrics or better said by the band ‘psychalovic’ indie rock guarantees to become your favorite. All garage rock of the mid 60’s and indie/alternative rock fans will love it!
“In Clash With The Zeitgeist” was mastered by Thommy Hein (Die Ärzte, Nina Hagen, Udo Lindenberg) and it is released on August 25 via the Berlin label About Us Records. Be prepared for PSYCHALOVIC SONIC ENERGETIC GARAGE ROCK!! TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME!!
Review by Mr Athens 79