This past year has been very good to New York indie band PARLOUR TRICKS and 2015 looks like it is going to be even better. Between their recent image overhaul and their successful singles, the band has been doing alright for themselves. Now, the band announced that they have signed with Bar/None Records and will be releasing their debut full length album.
Bar/None has been a top label for indie bands for decades. Since 1986, the label has been home to the likes of They Might Be Giants, Yo La Tengo, The Front Bottoms, Of Montreal, The Feelies, and more. According to a press release, Bar/None has said of the signing, “We are super excited to be working with PARLOUR TRICKS. We find their slightly nostalgic yet thoroughly modern approach to pop music mesmerizing.”
With a sound inspired by 90s pop and rock and the look of a 50s girl group, PARLOUR TRICKS has been wowing audiences not only locally in New York, but nationally for years. The band is known for their three-part harmonies between singer Lily Cato and backing singers Morgane Hollowell and DeeDee Golub, which gives the band its unique sound. The ladies are backed up by drummer Terry Moore, bassist Brian Kesley, and guitarist Angelo Spagnolo. The band is also known for their live shows, which feature Cato, Hollowell, and Golub in matching outfits and perfectly in step choreography.
Originally Lily & the Parlour Tricks, the band overhauled their image in 2014, changing their name to PARLOUR TRICKS and eliminating all but their most recent tracks from the internet. The band released two music videos last year, one for the slinky yet angry “Requiem,” and one for the dreamy “Lovesongs.” A third single, “Belle Gunness,” was featured in a commercial for BMW.
Along with the news of the signing, PARLOUR TRICKS has also announced the release of their debut full length. The album, out in June, will be the culmination of over a year and a half of songwriting, according to a statement lead singer Cato made in a press release. “We started work on these songs a year and a half ago, with no plans to speak of except a very real desire to start fresh and explore new avenues of recording. All we wanted was to push ourselves a little. We had no idea what we were going to do with the music once we finished recording.”
The band will be heading to Texas for South By Southwest in mid-March. Their next New York date will be at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade Records on March 27.
If you can’t wait until June for the new album, you can check out videos for PARLOUR TRICKS’ last two singles on their YouTube page. More information and tour dates can be found on the band’s website.