LOCAL BAND’S BOAST IDLE

One Year On 
LOCAL BAND’S BOAST IDLE
“You’re Gonna Be Hearing Big Things From Industrial Cottage In 2014” Proved Oddly Unprophetic

(Columbus, Ohio)—An upbeat Jayson Parnell has delivered a positive assessment of the prospects for his indie-guitar band Industrial Cottage for the calendar year 2015.

“This is the year for IC!” he shouted to a capacity Ace of Spades crowd who’d come to see Nashville Pussy last night.

Yet it was only 370 days ago in front of a Paradise City club audience that singer/rhythm guitarist Parnell made similar claims for 2014, saying that was going to be “their year”, further erroneously stating, “You’re gonna be hearing big things from Industrial Cottage in 2014,”

“Given that he’s been so spectacularly wrong about 2014,” said Ace of Spades patron Tracy Warner, “I have my doubts about 2015 representing any sort of watershed for Industrial Cottage.”

Others have also greeted Parnell’s comments coolly: “IC still sends out CD demos with Cure covers on them,” laughed University Records clerk Garry Calvino. “How the hell is this going to be ‘the year’?” he asked rhetorically.

“And their Facebook page is gay,” Calvino sneered.

But Parnell remains convinced that this is the year at least in part because his band is appearing on a Devo tribute album, Devo-Evolution, released by Akron alternative rock station, KBBS.

“We do this awesome jangly take on ‘Girl U Want’,” he said. “They’re totally going send it out to industry types and play it on the ‘Loud and Local’ show, which is on Saturdays at midnight. Hopefully, it’ll get us a gig at South By Southwest.”

Shortly after yesterday’s unlikely onstage prediction, Parnell asked for the bassist from Nashville Pussy’s autograph on his guitar case.

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