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    Resound Presents: The Juliana Theory at Parish on 8/17
    Doors/Show: 7:30pm / 8:30pm
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    You can retrace your steps, but you can’t go back in time. Nevertheless, there’s a lot to be learned from your journey. The Juliana Theory returned triumphantly last year with “Can’t Go Home,” a bombastic synthpop anthem marking their first new music in over a decade and a half. It was a bold new direction for the Pittsburgh-bred band, which had spent most of its first decade of existence running circles around its less ambitious post-hardcore peers. A DreamAway, out March 26, 2021 on Equal Vision Records, marks the next step in their reinvention. On the Juliana Theory’s first LP since reuniting, members Brett Detar and Joshua Fiedler chose to reimagine their most enduring songs -- assuring classics like “Into the Dark” and “Were At the Top Of the World” could continue to evolve.

    “Twenty years later, how can you be true to a song but still approach it with a different lens?” Detar asks. For inspiration, the Juliana Theory frontman thought back to the band’s most recent live shows -- a 30-date string of well-received acoustic gigs in 2019. “Every single night, Josh and I started the show the same way. I walked to the microphone and said, ‘I want you to close your eyes. Imagine you’re in a comfortable space: maybe you’re sitting in your living room in front of your fireplace, you’ve got your scotch in your hand, and your dog sitting next to you or your significant other. And we just showed up in the room and we’re going to sing some songs to you.’” That intimate approach deeply inspired A Dream Away, though its reimagined songs are anything but minimal. While the Juliana Theory was dormant, Detar worked extensively in film scoring, composing for horror flicks like 2012’s box office chart-topper The Devil Inside. This flair for the dramatic -- coupled with Detar and Fiedler’s love of MTV’s seminal Unplugged series -- sparked the duo to trade its rock guitars and percussion for immersive, symphonic suites.

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