Percussionist, Producer, Composer


Percussionist and producer, Cale Parks' music echoes with the ghosts of past lives. They lurk in the moments between the beats, peeking from behind a synth pad or weaving in and out of piano melody. They're the spirits that can only accumulate over the course of a life lived in music, of soaking up sounds and driving oneself weary on the road. Although the artist's pop-leaning albums under his own name and regular gigs playing drums in bands like Yeasayer have historically taken the spotlight, Cale's new music on Justin Miller's Have A Killer Time (HAKT) label are floor-fillers with a thoughtful core—a melodic, melancholic take on the sounds of Chicago, Detroit, and the Balearic Islands. 

Cale has performed live or in the studio with:

  • Yeasayer (Mute/Secretly Canadian)

  • Aloha (Polyvinyl)

  • Passion Pit (Columbia)

  • Joan of Arc (Polyvinyl)

  • Chet Faker (Downtown/Future Classic)

  • Tanlines (True Panther/Beggars)

  • Nicolas Jaar (Other People/Clown & Sunset)

  • Dave Harrington (Darkside)

  • Chrome Sparks (Future Classic)

  • White Williams (Domino)

  • Steve Moore (Kompakt/L.I.E.S.)

  • Chrome Canyon (Stones Throw)

  • Owen (Polyvinyl)

  • Cex (Tigerbeat 6)

  • Pit er Pat (Thrill Jockey)

  • Chin Up Chin Up (Suicide Squeeze)

Remix production for:

  • The Who (Geffen/Universal)

  • Neon Indian (Lefse/Fader)

  • Crystal Fighters (Atlantic/PIAS)

  • Bear In Heaven (Dead Oceans)

  • Bear Hands (Warner Music)

  • Sun Airway (Dead Oceans)

  • Ra Ra Riot (Barsuk)

  • The Joy Formidable (Atlantic)