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The Parlor’s music has been featured in:

Pitchfork | Northern Transmissions | PopMatters | Impose Magazine | Indie CurrentThe Joy of Violent Movement |
Culture CollideConsequence of SoundThe Wild Honey PieKEXP | Bandcamp WeeklyPopMatters | Ravelin Magazine |
Badd Press | AudioFemmeThrdCoast | The Owl MagTurntable KitchenSmith-Wykes Playlist | NY Daily News | Chronogram |
Week in PopKid PresidentThe Battery | Tex Montana Will Survive | 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, Man Man, Phantogram, Hop Along, Sharon VanEtten, Y la Bamba, and The Felice Brothers.

Underneath the Universe:

“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

Dream/Dive:

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

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

Kiku:

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