Lonely Parade is the tightly knit art-punk trio of childhood friends Augusta Veno (guitar/vocals), Charlotte Dempsey (bass/vocals), and Anwyn Climenhage (drums). Formed when they were in their early teens in the small Ontario town of Peterborough, they have become, six years later at barely 20 years old, one of the most buzzed about new bands in Canada. Beginning with their self-released 2016 album, No Shade, which came out just after the band finished high school, the band toured extensively in Canada over the last 12 months, with the likes of Weaves, PUP, Ought, and Nap Eyes (who opened for Lonely Parade on one of their first tours), appearing on festival stages at Sled Island and Lawnya Vawnya, and playing outside of Canada for the first time upon being invited to 2017's Iceland Airwaves festival.
Today, the band are announcing their signing to Buzz Records with the premiere of a single called "I'm So Tired" on Noisey. Recorded with Shehzaad Jiwani of their new Buzz Records label mates Greys, and Josh Korody (Weaves, Dilly Dally, Partner, Fucked Up), the track hones the grungy pop sensibility and technical, almost math-rock indebted post-punk the band formulated on their earlier DIY releases. Built around a series of radical dynamic changes that perforate sludgy sections reminiscent of an L7 45 played on the wrong turntable setting, with uptempo bursts driven by Veno's high-intensity guitar parts, the song, according to bassist and singer Charlotte Dempsey was written to encapsulate the conflicting, but often co-existent sensations of depression and anxiety.