My introduction to Montreal-based trio Parlovr happened as all great discoveries are bound to happen - through CMJ. In particular at We Listen For You's exceptional day party. They were among the multitude of bands there I went in knowing absolutely nothing about and being pleasantly surprised to find absolutely rocked. Right before heading off to SXSW, the trio announced the release of their upcoming sophomore record Kook Soul in May, and premiered a brand new single "You Only Want It 'Cause You're Lonely" over at Noisey which you can listen to here. Unlike their first single "Holding On To Something", "You Only Want It 'Cause You're Lonely" is composed in parts - slipping between slow building soft-rock narratives and full on psychedelic jam with snap, claps, and swooping falsetto.
And similarly to my discovery of "Holding On To Something", I came across "Bad Faith" while looking for ways to host Parlovr's latest single. Turns out Parlovr have been sitting on some of the tracks for Kook Soul for quite some time as the acoustic video for "Bad Faith" was filmed by Southern Souls way back in August (long before they rocked CMJ). Also a gem. And pretty much assures that Kook Soul is going to be a highly enjoyable album. Check it out:
PARLOVR - Bad Faith from Mitch Fillion (southernsouls.ca) on Vimeo.
Parlovr's Kook Soul is out May 15th on Dine Alone Records.