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Capsule Review: PARLOVR @ The Silver Dollar (NXNE 2012)

July 19, 2012

I really didn’t want to be at this PARLOVR show. I REALLY didn’t. I had just covered them for CMW, and as such I was SUPPOSED to be over at Sneaks for another band, rather than repeating coverage.

“I’m not going to stay,” I said…

“Well, maybe I’ll just stick around for the first 10 minutes,” I said…

“Fuck it, these guys are awesome!”

I think I knew deep down I wasn’t going anywhere all along, but that was just fine with me.

If you haven’t heard – and you really should have heard – PARLOVR are an excellent three-piece from Montreal. They are completely themselves, and it shows. Their songs are original as all get-out, although they generally fall in the category I like to refer to as scuzz-rock.

The real highlight of a PARLOVR set is watching their dueling frontmen go at it. Louis David Jackson and Alex Cooper are hilarious paired up together, bantering back and forth and with the crowd; they really make the set entertaining even regardless of the excellent musical component.

Set highlights were new single Holding Onto Something (from their Polaris Prize longlisted album Kook Soulsee the video here) and fan favourite Pen To The Paper. If you want a bit more detailed info on their live show, check out that CMW write-up, but suffice to say that PARLOVR are an act that you need to catch.

About The Author
Shawn Burgess is a self-described music fanatic who is always on the hunt for new music. You have a recommendation? Tell him. Like, right now. Starting a low-fi post-ambient symphonic metal-folk cover band? Cool, see you at the show. A heavy local music promoter, Shawn is also on both sides of the scene as the drummer for Toronto act Fade Chromatic.
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