Parrots & The Park – Baseball Gregg

The Gregg Baseball duo is a musical reality that unites Italy to America. The two boys know each other in Bologna and together they have embarked on a career full of music and international recognition. 2022 is the year of a first EP, Parrots & The Parkwhich will compose the upcoming new album.

A short work, consisting of only four songs, which is an appetizer of the new music that will arrive. The songs are inspired by the famous writer James Joyce: in fact the EP comes out on the day in which the famous novel Ulysses, called Bloomsday, is set.

The songs are presented in an acoustic key to represent the spring season that heralds the coming summer. A light and carefree atmosphere that embodies the spirit of the most beautiful season of the year.

I Baseball Gregg I’m Samuel and Luca. The first comes from the city of the Pavements, the second is a fellow countryman of Guglielmo Marconi: they met in Bologna in 2013 and became friends. The first songs take shape in a small rented room at the beginning of via Mazzini. They record the songs in a dozen torrid late spring evenings on the top floor of a Bolognina-style building. Sam – after a year spent in Italy – returns to America at the end of May: Luca greets the airplane clutching a box full of songs in his fist. The eponymous EP by Baseball Gregg is released on cassette simultaneously in Italy (La Barberia Records – Modena) and in the United States (Harlot – Brooklyn) on Cassette Store Day 2014.

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In July 2015 the two meet again, this time for a vacation in California. However, they spend the sunny afternoons of July and August locked in Sam’s bedroom to write, produce, and play. Thus they recorded their debut on LP in just over a month, Vacation precisely. Half an hour of tropical mellotron and vocal harmonies swimming across the Pacific Ocean, from Garage by the Bay to Japanese City-pop. Vacation, recorded in Stockton (California) in the summer of 2015 and mastered by Dylan Wall (Weed, Craft Spells). Comes on April 30, 2016 again for La Barberia on cassette (in the United States) and on CD (in Italy).

After posting Ciao for Now (2016) – a little experimental pop extravaganza recorded during the holidays in Italy in the summer of 2016 – and Sleep (2018). Their second LP has on the cover an original artwork by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai director and artist, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2010, the band began touring the length and breadth of the United States and Europe, performing at SXSW and Iceland Airwaves.

In 2019 the band began a long tour in the US and Europe, appearing at SXSW and Iceland Airwaves. Every month of 2019 Baseball Gregg released a new song: the project, titled Calendar, it unfolded slowly, one song at a time. These 12 singles can be heard in a physical album, released on February 28, 2020 via Z Tapes (Slovakia) on vinyl and cassette, while La Barberia has released a limited edition 120-page Calendar companion book. During the lockdown months of 2020 they write and record remotely Indoorsa 6-track EP in collaboration with Chicago bedroom pop legend Boy Romeo, released in December 2020.

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On June 16th it is out by Z Tapes and La Barberia Records Parrots and the parkthe first EP taken from Pastimes, the new Baseball Gregg album composed for the first time with the full band. Since Sam’s arrival in Italy at the end of 2021, the Italian-Californian formation has made twenty songs distributed over the course of three months in as many record releases and then merged into a Full Length whose publication is scheduled for September.

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