The Parker brothers, Devin and Pat, are on an exciting ride right now.
Following up their debut EP “Never Growing Old” in summer 2018, recorded under the band name Parker, the brothers from Chicago’s South side Hegewisch neighborhood released a single, “Okay,” in April under the new moniker, Til Morning.
The two will join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, for our Chicago Sound Check Presents livestreaming concert/interview series, brought to you by the Daily Herald and Mike’s Hard Lemonade. The event will be streamed live on Instagram.com/chicagosoundcheck.
For the last two years, the Parkers have been fighting hard on the music scene, taking as many opportunities to get on a stage as they could with the band’s catalog of charmingly gritty and relatable songs.
And while the band typically brings a high-energy punk spirit to the stage and a sock-you-in-the-face-with-raw-emotion feel to its songs, the stripped-down acoustic moments are even more powerful.
Til Morning recently spent a weekend at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, recording some new songs, which proved a welcome reprieve from the spring’s lockdowns.
Since the Parkers have been quarantining together, they’ve been able to write songs and practice. Devin said he also used the time to tackle much of the band’s rebranding and cosmetic efforts while stages were dark. And as Til Morning shows and a regional tour were canceled, they focused their efforts on new music and building relationships on the scene.
“Now it’s about finding opportunities to create professional content in unique ways that fit the times,” Devin said.
So when the opportunity to record some of the new music popped up, they jumped at it.
Dev and Pat will play acoustic versions of some of the band’s favorites as well as talking about what’s coming up for them now that Chicago and the region are creeping out of lockdown.