PARALANDRA: Drops New Single


Could this be one of those bands influenced by the writings of C.S. Lewis? What do you think?



, a hard rock band from Missouri that will delight fans of Alter Bridge, Queen, and Shinedown, have shared their new single “Love of My Life.”Listen here.

Think power riffs and soaring, stadium-sized vocals! “I originally wrote and recorded this song just as an anniversary present for my boyfriend, Jaron, back in 2020,” shares signer Casandra Carson

“I never intended on releasing it publicly since it was a gift and something personal, but after sharing it with our friends and family, they all convinced me the world needed to hear it, too. It’s a bit of a step outside of Paralandra’s usual high-energy rock sound, but when we we were in the studio last year, we played it for Elvis Baskette and proposed doing a ballad on this record, and he absolutely loved it! We added an extra bridge and a guitar solo, and ended up making this song something much more beautiful than I had ever envisioned. I couldn’t be more proud finally to be sharing this with the world.”

The song lives on the band’s upcoming album The Body Electric, out April 4. Pre-order it here. Pre-save it here.

The independent band will be on the road as much as possible in 2024. All currently confirmed dates are below, with more to come.

“Look At Me Now”    
“Dirty Love”    
“Better Days”    
“Give Me A Reason”    
“Spell On Me”    
“Faith Hope Love”    
“Love of My Life”    
“The Only One”    

2/2 — Rolla, MO — Tater Patch
2/9 — St Joseph, MO — Cafe Acoustic
2/15 — Tulsa, OK — Hard Rock Casino
2/16 — St Louis, MO — Diamond Music Hall
2/17 — Carbondale, IL — The Hangar 9
4/4 — Houston, TX — Rise Rooftop w/ Last in Line
4/6 — Springfield, MO — The Riff
5/24 — Madison, WI — Brat Fest
5/25 — Webb Lake, WI — Brandi’s B&G 
5/26 — Webb Lake, WI — Brandi’s B&G 
6/22 — Las Vegas, NV — Westgate Casino w/ Warrant + Lita Ford
8/10 — Deweese, NE — BlackShirt Bar
8/16 — Grand Ronde, OR — Spirit Mtn Casino w/ Lita Ford + Vixen
9/14 — Akron, OH — Summit Fest
9/28 —Rogersville, MO — Rockin’ Rogersville

Paralandra formed in the summer of 2013 when Casandra Carson and her dad, Paul Carson, began writing songs together to play a one-time event at their local county 4th of July celebration. The response was so positive, and they enjoyed it so much, they decided to continue booking shows and writing songs. They recorded and released a homemade CD titled Rise Up, which sold over 1,000 copies at local shows. Shortly after, friend and local musician, Sawyer Rikard, joined the band on bass guitar in 2015, bringing their stage sound and performance to another level. In March of 2016, they released a follow-up EP, All Fall Down, which debuted #1 on the BIllboard Heatseekers chart. They soon began touring and being invited to festivals such as Rocklahoma, SXSW, Rockfest, Dirtfest, and Loud in Lima.In 2018, they joined forces with Legend Recordings, and released another EP, Ascension, which became their biggest release yet with singles “Back to Life” and “Killer Queen” landing on the radio. Shortly after, they added local powerhouse drummer (and childhood friend of Sawyer), Dakota Watson, to form the rhythm section Casandra, Paul, and Sawyer had always dreamed of. In 2019, they recorded standalone single “Love Will Win” with producer/videographer, Jake Jones, which gained even more radio play, and placed them on numerous national tours; supporting artists such as Tantric, Saliva, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dokken, and being added to the KISS Kruise and NAMM Show. 

The band continued to write, record, livestream, and perform wherever they could during the 2020 pandemic, and only continued to gain traction and fans from all over the world. Reaching out on a whim, they won over the attention of renowned producer/songwriter, Elvis Baskette, and shortly thereafter, entered the studio to record their first professionally made, full length album, Street Magic, in 2021. This release proved to be a monumental success, skyrocketing their audience with over 5 million views and streams across all platforms. Radio singles from this release alone include “For the Record,” “Despicable,” “Repeat Offender,” “Can’t Quench the Fire,” and “Only Human.”

Paralandra have since toured the country on multiple headlining runs, and is constantly supporting iconic bands such as Warrant, Lita Ford, Firehouse, Last in Line, and countless others with no end in sight. They re-entered the studio with Elvis Baskette in 2023 and recorded their second studio album, which is due April 4. They plan for this release to be just as big, if not bigger than the last, as they continue to record, write, tour, and work tirelessly to build their brand, and change the direction of rock music to be a force for good in this world. 

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