Sudan Archives

As Sudan Archives, Brittney Parks has combined left-field strains of R&B, hip-hop, and experimental electronic music with hypnotic string loops and the fiddling style of West Africa, as heard on a pair of EPs and her debut full-length, Athena (2019). She masterfully bridged the gap between her early glitchy, avant-garde compositions and timeless songwriting on the “stunning, reflective” (Pitchfork) Athena, and returned in 2022 with two new songs (Home Maker, Selfish Soul).

The self-taught violinist, singer, songwriter, and producer started playing violin in her native Cincinnati, Ohio. After Parks moved to Los Angeles to study music technology, she started producing beats on a tablet computer with the addition of her vocals and strings, the latter increasingly inspired by immersion in Sudanese music. For her first LP (Athena), she took a collaborative approach and worked with a group of fellow producers who included Paul White, Rodaidh McDonald, and Wilma Archer after self-producing her first two EPs.

“A swaggering statement of intent with all the idiosyncratic charm that makes her music so memorable”

Pitchfork (Best New Track, 2022)

“The US singer and violinist’s debut album contains some of the most viscerally gorgeous music put to record this year”

The Guardian

Athena is ... a record of true beauty and resilience.”

CRACK

Past Shows


Oct
4
th
2022
Fine Line
Oct
4
th
2022
Fine Line

Sudan Archives

Homecoming Tour
with Lulu Be.
Mar
3
rd
2020
7th St Entry
Mar
3
rd
2020
7th St Entry

Sudan Archives

with Cartel Madras
Mar
2
nd
2018
Mainroom
Mar
2
nd
2018
Mainroom

Tune-Yards

with Sudan Archives

More Shows

Apr
16
th
First Avenue

The Rock and Roll Playhouse plays
Music of Grateful Dead for Kids and more

Jul
8
th
Fine Line

We Are The Union, Catbite and Kill Lincoln

with J. Navarro & the Traitors
Mar
25
th
7th St Entry

VIAL

with UNTURNED, Modern Nun, Riotgrrrldarko and more!
Mar
6
th
7th St Entry

Pullstring

with Scalise, The Over Unders and John Forrest and The Model Citizens