PARLOUR: Self-titled: Cassette

Sep 23, 2011

Weird, ethereal vocals over a slightly surfy guitar, but it’s not quite surf. It’s kind of psychedelic with a ‘90s college rock feel to it at times. Sometimes it almost seems to get mathy, but it never loses its pop sensibilities. It’s creative and well played, but it sounds too lackadaisical and stoned. It just lacks spirit. It reminds me of some of the music made by the San Francisco punks who crossed over a bit too much into the hipster territory and could afford too many records. I know that’s harsh, but that’s just what it reminds me of. It’s not because it’s too experimental or not punk enough, it’s just something about the way it feels.

 –Craven (Let’s Pretend)