Parlovr: Artist You Should Know

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While most music fans were away at Coachella this weekend, I was a bit afraid to do my normal round of CD roulette where I throw on whatever random CD I grab from the stacks of stuff people have sent me. I just couldn’t take any huge musical disappointments, on top of my jealousy over not seeing Pulp in the desert (and many other bands).

SO I listened to a lot of Faces, in honor of their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the new Soul Cal compilation I talked about last week, and I tested out only one newbie: The new album from Montreal trio Parlovr.

From the first track, I was IN. Now this is what I’m talking ‘bout! Super catchy and slightly punk jangly rock that just made my day. They list The Pixies, Flaming Lips, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Steely Dan, Rita Mitsouko, and Nirvana among their influences just to give you an idea.

Parlovr – Holding On To Something by Arts & Crafts

Even the slower numbers really got me.  “You Only Want It Cause You’re Lonely” grew on me the more I listened and the lyrics are great.

Parlovr – You Only Want It Cause You’re Lonely.mp3 by NewtownRadio

From the band:

“The whole record is about remembering, and pining over relationships and all the different shapes they take throughout one’s life,” said keyboardist/vocalist Alex Cooper.  “Heartbreak, infatuation, teenage love, old-age regret, faded feelings.”

The album is called “Kook Soul” and will be out May 15. I love it and hopefully you will too.