Parachute Musical

Nashville, Tennessee

Parachute Musical has been around for nearly seven years, but the piano-based quartet didn’t hit its stride until moving from Washington DC to Nashville in 2007. In short order, vocalist/pianist Josh Foster, guitarist/vocalist Tim Gilbert and drummer Ben Jacoby found bassist Andrew Samples, recorded their well-received sophomore album, 2008’s Everything is Working Out Fine in Some Town, and began building a loyal following at home and well beyond. Parachute Musical’s new 7-inch single, “No Comfort”/“Drop Me a Line,” finds the band accomplishing the nearly impossible by making its fluid and hook-heavy sound even more engaging.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Rufus Wainwright if he swaggered instead of swanned, Coldplay if they turned that frown upside down. (Brian Baker)