Parallels 'Civilization' (video/EP stream)

Parallels 'Civilization' (video/EP stream)
Toronto-based synth-pop crew Parallels return today (June 26) with the follow-up to 2012's XII, delivering their latest EP Civilization. To mark the occasion, Exclaim! is streaming the record in its entirety and premiering the brand new video for the EP's title track.
 
The band recently shared a cover rendition of New Order's "Age of Consent," which appears on Civilization, though there's also a hearty serving of original material on the new release. From the shimmering opening notes of "IRL" to the title track to the immediately infectious, dancefloor-ready "The Kids Will Save Detroit," the songs are neatly woven together by Holly Dodson's airy yet evocative voice and percussive synth beats that range from total shoegazers to borderline party starters.
 
As for the new "Civilization" video, it features some brightly lit performance shots cut with background footage of power fields. It was directed by Mark Moliterni.
 
You can catch Parallels playing in Toronto at the Bovine tonight, in conjunction with Pride Week celebrations. But before you do, scroll down to give Civilization a listen and get the first look at the title track's brand new video.