Percussionist and producer, Cale Parks' music echoes with the ghosts of past lives. They lurk in the moments between the beats, peeking from behind a synth pad or weaving in and out of piano melody. They're the spirits that can only accumulate over the course of a life lived in music, of soaking up sounds and driving oneself weary on the road. Although the artist's pop-leaning albums under his own name and regular gig playing drums in Yeasayer have historically taken the spotlight, Cale Parks' new music on Justin Miller's Have A Killer Time (HAKT) label are floor-fillers with a thoughtful core—a melodic, melancholic take on the sounds of Chicago, Detroit, and the Balearic Islands. 


Studio & Live Performance

Yeasayer (Mute/Secretly Canadian)

Chet Faker (Downtown/Future Classic)

Passion Pit (Columbia)

Tanlines (True Panther/Beggars)

Nicolas Jaar (Other People/Clown & Sunset)

Dave Harrington (Darkside)

Chrome Sparks (Future Classic)

White Williams (Domino)

Aloha (Polyvinyl)

Steve Moore (Kompakt/L.I.E.S.)

Chrome Canyon (Stones Throw)

Gordon Voidwell

Cex (Tigerbeat 6)

Joan of Arc (Polyvinyl)

Pit er Pat (Thrill Jockey)

Chin Up Chin Up (Suicide Squeeze)


Remix production

The Who (Geffen/Universal)

Neon Indian (Lefse/Fader)

Crystal Fighters (Atlantic/PIAS)

Bear In Heaven (Dead Oceans)

Bear Hands (Warner Music)

Sun Airway (Dead Oceans)

Ra Ra Riot (Barsuk)

The Joy Formidable (Atlantic)