Taking its name from the Freidrich Nietzche quote “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music”, Tess Parks has returned with a collection of sublime psychedelic pop that doesn’t just welcome you into her world with open arms but also carries the sort of optimistic, inspiring message we so desperately need in our cursed times. “That quote has really resonated with me for years”, she says: “Perception is everything. Peace is this moment without judgement. Even if this album isn’t what it could have been, it’s music to my ears… I’m dancing.” From May 20th, when ‘And Those Who Were Seen Dancing‘ will be released into the world via Fuzz Club Records and Hand Drawn Dracula, we will all be dancing right there alongside her.
“a confident, enchanting presence” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
“a meditative, drone-heavy piece of psych-pop, one that pivots between charming, almost Baroque flourishes and bleached-out desert rock” – CLASH
“droning, deeply rhythmic, slyly catchy” – STEREOGUM
“Tess Parks’ husky vocals ring through your mind long after the sound fades away” – LINE OF BEST FIT
“Equal parts Courtney Love and Hope Sandoval…” – THE GUARDIAN
“… Smoky-cool vocals” – BROOKLYN VEGAN
“Her tones sweep with a relaxing rasp that soothes the soul… darkly seductive.” – FAR OUT MAGAZINE