Friday, October 23, 2015

Ep 18 - Song 5: "So Still" by The Parlours

"The members of the Des Moines, Iowa band Parlours all have trouble answering the most fundamental question for any band – 'what genre are you?'

When asked, each member answers with much explanation and analogy. Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dana Halferty, 22, said she most consistently creates a 'folk pop' sound that can deviate into '70s throwback like Fleetwood Mac.' Violinist and keyboardist Becca Smith, 24, said Parlours sometimes has a distinct 'country twang.' Bassist and backing vocalist Scott Yoshimura, 26, said the band is 'definitely in the realm of indie pop.'

"'I think that it’s just beautiful. That’s what genre it is' said Shannon Garcia, owner and founder of the band’s label Aquí Estamos."
- from Danielle Pierre at the Asterisky website

"The band has an infectious, charming and uber melodic indie-pop sound with jangly guitars and a driving rhythm section reminiscent of The Cranberries."
- Bruce Warren, Exec Producer of World Cafe of NPR

"In a loud, gaudy music world ruled by Lady Gaga, Parlours is different. Understated, smart, fun, pointedly Midwestern."
-The Chicago Tribune

"What makes their impressive full-length debut All Is Here truly rise above the crowded and competitive fray is the quality of Halferty's melody-driven songcraft and her gentle, light-as-air vocals. One of the nicest surprises of the year."
- Dave Curtis, Direct Current Music / Sony BMG

Dana Halferty - Bells, Guitar, Synthesizer, Ukulele, Vocals
Erik Knudtson - Guitar (Electric)
Becca Smith - Violin
David Yoshimura - Bass, Guitar
Scott Yoshimura - Bass, Drums, Fender Rhodes, Organ, Vocals

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