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Louis Jackson
Alex Cooper
Jeremy MacCuish

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One of the more indefinable acts to emerge from Montreal’s burgeoning indie scene in recent years, Parlovr is a trio built on unrelenting creativity, ambitiously pushing towards a blend of retro surf and soul nestled within hyper modern pop songs quickly earning global attention.

Incubated in a Mile End loft during 2006-07 by Alex Cooper (keys/vocals), Louis David Jackson (guitar/vocals) and Jeremy MacCuish (drums), Parlovr emerged in late 2008 with its self-titled debut, featuring a collection of raw, dynamic tracks as odd as they were infectious. Quirky, catchy and full of familiar and unknowable elements, the album garnered rave reviews throughout Canada and landed the band a deal with Dine Alone Records.

Amassing attention from tastemakers for their blissfully bizarre tracks and seizure-inducing live shows, Parlovr returned in 2010 with buzz building EP Hell/Heaven/Big/Love, playing U.S. and European shows with Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Handsome Furs, Surfer Blood, Born Ruffians and Tokyo Police Club.

Throughout the year blog buzz continued to build around Parlovr’s salacious sounds, with Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan taking notice and Spin Magazine trumping the band as one of five to watch from Montreal.

Enter Kook Soul. Parlovr’s next full-length foray strives to break new ground, even as it keeps an eye to the past. Though the band’s sonic tangent continues unabated, it now draws more heavily on the fundamental elements of rock and roll, striving to stretch them further than before.

“Thematically, the whole record is about remembering, and pining over relationships and all the different shapes they take throughout one’s life,” Cooper explains. “Heartbreak, infatuation, teenage love, old age regret, faded feelings.”

Those timeless sensations inspired what Cooper calls the “retro futuristic motif” that fills and surrounds the record. Few bands are capable of such range without creative compromise or the loss of accessibility.

“We kept going back to one of our favorite records, Flaming Lips' Soft Bulletin, for production and sound ideas,” he adds. “That and a lot of other 50s stuff.”

Recorded during winter of 2011 with Martin Horn of Digital Bird Studios, the album makes good on the aesthetic its name promises. Tracks expand and contract, with epically inclined, organ-driven builders like “Married On A Sunday” and stay-at-home soul chops like those showcased on “Amaze-Me-Jane.”


Ultimately, Kook Soul is as much a testament to the band’s knowledge of the past as it is the strength of its vision. A vision that is realized as Parlovr ceases to be a band worth watching, transformed instead into one that must be followed.
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Parlovr play new song for TFO's BRBR session

The boys of Montreal's Parlovr recently set themselves up in an antique shop for another instalment of their TFO BRBR sessions, this time showcasing a new song, "Muffin."

Check it out above or youtu.be target="_blank">HERE at the source.

Parlovr are playing at Divan Orange tomorrow as part of Pop Montreal. For more info and RSVP, check out the event www.facebook.com target="_blank">HERE.
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Parlovr releases second video for "You Only Want It 'Cause You're Lonely"

The quirky three-piece have released a second video for their single, "You Only Want It 'Cause You're Lonely," directed by fellow Montrealer Anette Belley. You can watch it vimeo.com target="_blank">HERE.

If you haven't seen the first video yet, click vimeo.com target="_blank">HERE to check it out.

You can grab this song and plenty others off their latest album, Kook Soul, on iTunes right bit.ly target="_blank">HERE!
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Parlovr releases new video for "You Only Want It 'Cause You're Lonely"

The Montreal quirk-pop trio have released a beautifully scenic video for "You Only Want It 'Cause You're Lonely," directed by the talented Angus Borsos. Recommended in HD right vimeo.com target="_blank">HERE.

Grab Kook Soul on iTunes right bit.ly target="_blank">HERE too!
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Parlovr live on CHOM's "Shows To Go"

Parlovr recently stopped by Montreal's CHOM for a quick live performance as part of their Shows To Go video series. The Montreal natives are playing a slew of festivals this summer, including Calgary's Sled Island Festival, the Medicine Hat Jazz Festival, and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival.

You can check out a full list of tour dates www.dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE and download their latest, Kook Soul, HERE.">www.dinealonerecords.com
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Parlovr premiers new video for "Holding On To Something" on Noisey

Parlovr recently premiered their video for "Holding On To Something" on Noisy, Music by Vice. You can check out what the band had to say about the video noisey.vice.com target="_blank">HERE over at Vice.

The song is off of their latest release, Kook Soul, which you can download itunes.apple.com target="_blank">HERE.

The guys are on tour across from Canada this month with a quick stop in the US for shows in Chicago and Detroit. For a full list of dates, bit.ly target="_blank">HERE.
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