Ryan Parmenter’s latest project, Former Faces, is a study in dreams and memories crossing paths. The Silverlake-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist creates fluid cerebral sounds reminiscent of Tame Impala, The War On Drugs, Jim James, and Deerhunter, to name a few.
After putting the finishing touches on his self-written and self-produced work, Parmenter has enlisted the help of David Lee (guitar), Brian Blake (bass), and Abraham Kim (drums) to shape his live act, which aims to bring a complete audiovisual performance to the stage. Organically exploring the relationship between reality and the subconscious, it’s a collection of sonic dreamscapes that shrink and blur the line between the two.
From airy indie-style tracks to songs born from more psychedelic roots, the Former Faces sound takes inspiration from a wide range of genres that have informed Parmenter’s years of songwriting experience. Inventive, colorful, and immersive, Former Faces is an authentically multidimensional journey through music.