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    The Parachute Band boys spend most of their year living out of suitcases; bringing their unique brand of worship to the world. Musically, their sound is fresh and experimental - pulsing drums, angular guitars and expansive production with flourishes of electronic undertones - but spiritually they are voices to those around them, passionate advocates of boundless and unhindered worship.
     
    Frontman Omega Levine and Drummer/Producer Sam de Jong formed New Zealand’s Parachute Band in 2007, picking up from where the original Parachute Band (1996-2006) had left off. Already, the band has toured relentlessly throughout America, Africa, Asia, the UK and Europe.
     
    Now in their fifth year as a unit, the band stands on a strong line-up of four albums: ROADMAPS & REVELATIONS, TECHNICOLOR, LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE and their latest, MATINS:VESPERS.
     
    Their first self-produced effort, LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE was recognised by the New Zealand music industry in 2011, garnering a New Zealand Music Award for Best Gospel/Christian Album.
     
    From their inception, Parachute Band’s intent has been to take New Zealand’s leading worship songs and introduce them to the world. And these songs have travelled - Grammy Award-winning worship outfit Casting Crowns recorded a version of the band’s song ‘Mercy’ on their album UNTIL THE WORLD HEARS. The band has also found camaraderie with former Delirious? Frontman Martin Smith, who contributed guest vocals on LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE track ‘It’s You’. Smith has continued to work with the Parachute boys, recruiting them as his band for a string of dates in 2010 and 2011.
     
    The band’s strength is in their ability to avoid the musical stereotype of their genre. They’re constantly seeking experimentation; delivering solid worship themes within songs that channel the indie fervour of Arcade Fire and the instrumental invention of Sigur Ros and Bon Iver. This kind of crossover chemistry saw the band take out the People’s Choice Award at the 2008 NZ Music Awards.
     
    With their new album MATINS:VESPERS marking yet another bold move in their themes and musical styles, Parachute Band are one of the most exciting voices in the international worship landscape; bold, fearless and committed to leading their generation with a new sound.

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    music | Posted February 22, 2012
    you know. their album is really great. i really want to buy it. Their music is awesome. can't wait for it http://thecelebritycafe.com/reviews/parachutes-way-it-was-album-review-02-14-2012

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    Jonras17 (92)
    Awesome! | Posted January 31, 2011
    you are really sounding good. I have heard one of your new songs and it sounds good.

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    Awesome video game! | Posted January 28, 2011
    Parachute is one of my favourite Game & Watch video games! Keep up the good work!

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    Love this band | Posted January 28, 2011
    Love this band...can't wait to here more from them!

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    KSines4 (1)
    Can I say Awesome? | Posted January 28, 2011
    You guys are great! Keep up the good work. Great beats and great lyrics, I could listen to you all day.

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    yay!! :D | Posted January 27, 2011
    i really want this album!!!

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    alexdhuff (11)
    They are good! | Posted January 27, 2011
    I like Parachute Band! they have a sound like Abandon mixed with... Something! haha. Great sound and lyrics

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    fastbunny (43)
    Not as good as the originals but quite good | Posted January 27, 2011
    The "next gen" Parachute Band are really starting to take off. They will probably never be as good as the originals (personal opinion of a long time fan and Kiwi) but they are different and quite good.

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    Parachute Band Is Awesome!!!!!!!! | Posted January 27, 2011
    Parachute Band rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    tura8010 (195)
    Nice | Posted January 26, 2011
    God bless your efforts.

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