[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Parachute[/lastfm] is one of the featured acts at Alice’s Summerthing 2011 this Sunday in Golden Gate Park (AND IT IS FREE!) so we figured you might want to know some random facts about them. You know their music but did you know …
#10 Parachute were originally named “Sparky’s Flaw”
#9 Their songs “She is Love” and “Under Control” were used on Nivea’s national skincare TV commercials.
#8 Parachute frontman Will Anderson says he usually rewrites all the words to his songs a few weeks later, once he “realizes how terrible the idea was” (…yeah, right). He usually begins writing at midnight each night, and when it’s a good idea he’ll keep going until about 5am.
#7 Will Anderson & Nate McFarland said if they could co-write an album with anyone it would be Ryan Adams. [fhstigerroar.com]
#6 Parachute’s frontman Will Anderson told teenmusic.com that to date him, you have to deal with his picky eating habits. So if the girl is the type to get annoyed about that, the deal is off. (Ladies, if you’ve got your eye on Will, here’s a hint– he LOVES In-N-Out burgers and tootsie rolls.)
#5 Will Anderson & Nate McFarland were part of the University of Virginia men’s singing group “The Virginia Gentlemen”
#4 Will admits it only took 10-15 minutes to write “She Is Love”
#3 Will Anderson has said that his secret talent is juggling. [Hollywire.com]
#2 Will says that he doesn’t like eating cereal in front of people. [popzineonline.com]
#1 The band Parachute has never been parachuting.