You Are Love And I Am You [May 19, 2023]:

“[A] mighty new record…One of the year’s big standout releases…” –Week in Pop

“New York indie pop duo embark on an ambitious, ecstatic spirit quest, crafted with continuous listening in mind; a dreamy, rewarding loop.” –Bandcamp

“Remarkably attuned to the spiritual and creative value of what’s around them, they absorb everything, quickly folding together the like parts of different concepts and seeing what sparks when the other bits collide — the heuristic of the mystics… With “You Are Love…,”  the couple has collected and condensed so much material so widely that it’s hard not to imagine it as some kind of Big Bang, each song a galaxy of swirling indie stardust.” –Altamont Enterprise  

“The candidates for album of the year seem to be coming thick and fast… but this is definitely one of them. The Parlor have an unrivalled ability to compose, and this album is a trip from start to end…This is an album not so much to listen to but to feel and experience.” –York Calling

“Hazy, featherlight, and visionary with starry-eyed vocality…Romanticism in motion.” –Turn Up the Volume

“Comforting yet bittersweet…” –Loudness

“Through their compositions, they manage to convey emotion, ecstasy and the revelation of fundamental truths that often escape our ability to verbally describe. The beauty of dreams and their transience also become metaphors used to convey these deep and fleeting experiences.” –Oleada Indie

“grandeur grace with melancholia” -American Pancake

“Lush production with a hint of a classical influence” -We All Want Someone To Shout For

Shimmering escalation…enthralls with a simultaneously dreamy and effervescent glow.” -Obscure Sound

“psychedelic meanderings” // “dreamy” // “empathic” // “haunting.” –Austin Town Hall

“Epic in production, scope, and spirit, expanding further into bliss every step of the way.” –We All Want Someone To Shout For

“a unique blend of psychedelic dream-pop, drawing inspiration from Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” and incorporating elements of The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s bass lines, Broadcast’s synths, Jefferson Airplane’s slide guitar solos, and Warpaint’s chill jams.” –Where The Music Meets

“An anthem that recognizes the rock tumbling and tectonic shifts that make us the beautiful humans that we have become. The Parlor brings us the gospel of a special system of order that arrives out of the continuous storms of chaos that contribute to the extravagant beauty of the self and spirit.” –Week in Pop


“A hypnotic blend of the natural and ethereal.” –Atwood Magazine

“embodies the complexity of human experience.” – KUTX Song of the Day


Strands of utter humanity laced throughout…” –PopMatters

“Intimate and thoughtful pop music” –The Joy of Violent Movement

“devastatingly beautiful” –Indie Current

“Charming synth-enhanced indie-pop that’s severely underrated.” – Extended Play Crispy New Cuts

“Intimate, personal, and gently beautiful… a message of hope and understanding for those in the grips of grief.” –Ravelin Magazine

“the kind of contemplative, artistic anti-pop the music scene needs more of these days.” – Culture Collide

“Exquisite artistry as overwhelming as heartache itself.” –Chronogram

“Creating synergistic hymns of catharsis and healing, The Parlor’s pop odes to the processes of time and understanding loss are witnessed like a winter’s thaw that brings about new shared sensations and realizations that uplift the human spirit to new heights of unbreakable love.” –Week in Pop

“A spirited song cycle of sincere & dear hopes conveyed through candid musical exchanges.” –Impose

“Joyfully unhindered. The tracks are so lusciously packaged that instrumentation matters less than the deep impression each song leaves.” –Badd Press

Kiku is by turns inspiring and devastating, an honest record that succeeds by breaking down its insecurities and dancing over the pieces.” –ThrdCoast

“Kiku is a deeply personal concept record…. a kind of synth-folk chamber-pop. ” –Northern Transmissions

Track of the Week –The Owl Mag

Listen to our Independent Minded Podcast interview

Wahzu Wahzu:

[Wahzu Wahzu ] “sees the Parlor stoking their campfire into a forest-scorching disco inferno, staking out their dancefloor on backwoods dirt and using the stars above as their LED rig.” –Pitchfork

Wahzu Wahzu manages to achieve what most albums can’t these days, which is an actual opus of work that tells a story – twelve tracks that flow in and out of one another, all distinct yet seamlessly familial and integral. These days full-lengths tend to feel necessarily disaggregated in the era of the single, and the music industry’s compulsive obsession with the track-by-track release. Wahzu Wahzu defies this convention.” –AudioFemme

“The Parlor isn’t a group that’s only together when they can afford to rent studio time—music is integral to Krans and O’Connor’s Cloud Cult-esque, pan-artistic lifestyle on their farm. There’s a warmth and celebratory playfulness to their sound that can only come from people who take great joy in the acts of creating, improvising, and exploring untrod musical territory, and Wahzu Wahzu is a truly captivating album as a result. Their unpretentious exuberance ensures that it’s likely to remain just that for a long time to come.”  –ThrdCoast

Our Day in the Sun:

“A debut album that splits the difference between the Arcade Fire’s communal chorales and Animal Collective’s clap-happy euphoria.” –Pitchfork

“trance-folk pop.” –Consequence of Sound

The Parlor’s music has been featured in:

Pitchfork | Northern Transmissions | Week In Pop |
Culture Collide | Consequence of Sound | KEXP | Bandcamp Weekly | PopMatters | Ravelin Magazine |
AudioFemme | The Owl Mag | Turntable Kitchen | NY Daily News | Chronogram |
Kid President | The Battery | After Midnight The Great Unknown

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, Phantogram, Hop Along, Sharon VanEtten, Y la Bamba, and The Felice Brothers.