Amusement Parks On Fire came to prominence in 2004 with the release of the eponymous debut album, conceived and consummated by the then-adolescent founder Michael Feerick and phonically actualised on a shoestring. Issued on Geoff Barrow (of Portishead)’s Invada label, it was described by the New Musical Express as 'hedonistic teenage genius' and saw itself projected onto the planetary meta-retina.
A live line-up was essentially preformed and extensively performed with the likes of Dinosaur Jr., M83 and dEUS among innumerable other acts of the era. The unit then retreated to Sigur Rós' private swimming-pool sanctuary Sundlaugin in Mosfellsbær, Iceland to complete the venturesome sophomore releaseOut of the Angeles, during which time they experimented with sleep, sustenance and sunlight deprivation at the insistence of V2 Records.
After several years of international incidence the band crash-landed in Los Angeles in 2009 to make Road Eyes (Deluxe) with producers Michael Patterson (Beck, Nine Inch Nails) and Nicolas Jodoin (Arcade Fire, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club). Again inspired by the locale, the collection was intended as 'a skewed Californian contemporary-classical', with Alternative Press characterising it as ‘sun-drenched, challenging and gratifying… a near-perfect album’.
The group reoccupied operations on 17/11/17 with a performance tour of their principality-apparent and the universal release of a new 7” vinyl single Our Goal to Realise via Saint Marie Records.