PARASOL: Not There: LP

Really good, sleeper of a record. There are a lot of adjectives at work here: scrappy, searching, yearning, nuanced. Heartfelt and careworn. The vocalist sounds eerily like Lauren from the Measure/Worriers and the woman from Siren Songs. The songs are melodic and punchy and just a little ragged at the seams. Recommended for fans of the aforementioned bands or labels like Salinas and Kiss Of Death. Actually, screw that: it’s just across-the-board recommended. Give it a shot. This one’s gotten a lot of plays recently, and don’t see that stopping any time soon. 

 –keith (Lauren)