Living in Boston for several years, the city certainly expanded my horizons, but there was always something that was missing. That something was Parasol. Their breed of positivity and wimpiness brings an energy that has been long absent in the Boston scene. Parasol sound like they might be more at home in the current New York girl/queer punk scene with their infectious and sincere blend of indie rock and pop punk. Their hooks come just in time for the beginning of spring and summer. Lyrically, Parasol drops a dose of reality into their youthful idealism, keeping it genuinely pop enough to staying in my head day after day. The Crush Season 7" brings a mastered version of the band's demo to vinyl.