Parlors is a band comprised of Matt Fullam (vocals, guitar), Hart Mechlin (guitar), Dan Fullam (drums) and Matt DaSilva (bass). The band after working on a couple of demos did what they needed to and headed to a pro studio to record a short three-song self-titled EP Parlors. In my opinion there is no compromise if you are a band that wants to compete with popular, notable artists. You have to hit the studio and the proof is in the pudding with these songs.
Parlors is a pretty straightforward rock band. They have a sound that feels contemporary in some ways but also could have been released back when The Strokes were the most popular thing around and Arctic Monkeys was just coming on people's radar.
Things start out with “State Lines” which is the arguable highlight. This groove is money and on the verse the guitars leave plenty of room for the vocals to breathe. The songs unfold and the band doesn't waste any precious moments. They pull off a tight song that is a little over the three-minute-mark.
Up next is “Glass Bricks” which is a little more moody and I want to say mysterious sounding. That being said it picks up nicely around the one-minute-mark with memorable vocal melodies and a surge of optimism.
Last up is “A Night out of Dallas.” It’s a well done song but perhaps the one that felt the most predictable.
I think Parlors should appeal to fans of some of the aforementioned bands. They are easy to appreciate and have produced a very professional sounding product. I look forward to the full length.
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