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THE RECOMMENDER – PARLOVR

PARLOVR

We want to touch on why we listen to music on this post today, because upon discovering Parlovr (pronounced Parlour) we were distinctly reminded of this consideration.  We guess that everyone has varying reasons for listening to music and all of them are valid, as the experience is always for the ear of the beholder, but we believe there’s some underlying commonalities.  Ever since Neanderthal Man first hit a beat with a dinosaur bone onto the taut hind of a Sabertooth Tiger we’ve enjoyed rhythm and melody.  There’s always something tribal involved, isn’t there?  Something that penetrates deeper within you, often creating a sort of involuntary reaction, or dancing as some people call it.  OK, so the likes of Aqua and Fergie might not get your neurons firing, but Parlovr head straight for your cerebral cortex and jerk around masterfully.  They sit in your soul and set about stirring a little thunder and lightning inside you.  It’s almost a religious reaction, as you find yourself utterly wrapped up in it, losing yourself for three or four minutes.  This is what all the REALLY good music does, right?  It’s on this particular point that the similarities to fellow Canadians, Arcade Fire, surface.  Big, cacophonous drums, that sound recorded in a room far too large, alongside loose guitar strings, with lyrics of ambition, hope and love that are externalised through vocals that break into the occasional shout.  “I held the hand of an angel, many nights ago“, is hailed out as the track Pen To The Paper rattles along to a confident climax.  We almost want to throw our heads back and our arms aloft, as we sing along.  There’s bits of Pixies, Modest Mouse and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah found here, suggesting that North Americans really do create this kind of euphoric music better than anyone else.  Montreal’s Parlovr release their self-titled debut, on Dine Alone Records, on July 5th in the UK.  We found it a confident, consistent, epic album that dips to a lo-fi pulse, before rising to throbbing peaks on an enjoyable, energetic, melodic rollercoaster.  Discover Parlovr and we think that you’ll indirectly re-discover one or two of the reasons why you adore listening to music.   (MB)

Find them here:         Myspace

Hear them here:        PARLOVR – ALL THE WORLD IS ALL THAT IS THE CASE

Hear them here:        PARLOVR – PEN TO THE PAPER

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1 Response to “THE RECOMMENDER – PARLOVR”


  1. 1 Chris
    July 7, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    This band are awesome. Love it. Thanks. :thup:


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