BIO

Named after a room in the 19th century farmhouse where they live, farm, and create, The Parlor is a project by husband and wife team Eric Krans and Jen O’Connor. The multi-instrumentalist, producer-composers create intimate art-pop intended to reflect some of the most powerful aspects of the human experience. Their unique brand of immersive soundscaping and aural synesthetic-composition is the vessel through which they share their most vulnerable moments with grace and joy, in ways both gentle and thought provoking. 

The Parlor’s music has been featured in:

Pitchfork | Northern Transmissions | PopMatters | Impose Magazine | Indie Current | The Joy of Violent Movement |
Culture Collide | Consequence of Sound | The Wild Honey Pie | KEXP | Bandcamp Weekly | PopMatters | Ravelin Magazine |
Badd Press | AudioFemme | ThrdCoast | The Owl Mag | Turntable Kitchen | Smith-Wykes Playlist | NY Daily News | Chronogram |
Week in PopKid President | The Battery | Tex Montana Will Survive | After Midnight The Great Unknown

 

The Parlor’s music is the sonic corollary to what the couple is bringing to their land, an artisanal re-imagining of an antique dream. Jen O’Connor + Eric Krans make their home in Upstate New York. Their farmhouse is filled with jars of feathers + herbs, piles of broken guitars, trays of wings + claws, upright basses, a sampling synth, braided onions, polyester pants, Casio + Zenith, antique mirrors. Ghosts. They write and record music in a room called the parlor.

The Parlor has performed at the Farm Aid festival alongside music icons Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and Dave Matthews. They have opened for Grammy Nominated artists The Lumineers, and have shared the stage with Willy Mason, Deer Tick, Lucius, Langhorne Slim, Man Man, Phantogram, Hop Along, Sharon VanEtten, Y la Bamba, and The Felice Brothers.