June 16 # Parlovr + Mavo + Mozart’s Sister # Sala Rossa
Parlovr is a sloppy pop band from Montreal, Canada consisting of Alex Cooper, Louis David Jackson and Jeremy Maccuish. It formed sometime between 2006-2007 with Alex and Louis writing all sorts of weird punk soul rock epic songs together in a small loft called ‘The parlour’. They enlisted Jeremy and thereafter recorded and independently released a self-titled album in late 2008. It was subsequently released by Dine Alone in 2010. Known for their spastically energetic hair-flailing live show, they’ve toured around Canada, USA, Europe and China (really!) and have had fun opening up for Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, Handsome Furs, We Are Wolves and Marnie Stern, among others. They have also played festivals like Pop Montreal, Osheaga, CMJ, SXSW, CMW, NXNE and FME. A 4-song EP called Hell/Heaven/Big/Love is their newest release (again, put out on Dine Alone Records) and the band is entering the studio again for a follow-up to their full-length.
From the creative kiln of furniture-mad minds, this band’s three journeymen hail from Osaka, Sydney and Vancouver. Not content to make music merely influenced by mid-century modern tables and chairs, Mavo is framed with the finest lumber in rock history – C86 pop, Scottish post-punk, underground psych and ’90s dream pop.
Mozart’s Sister is Caila Thompson-Hannant (Shapes and Sizes, Miracle Fortress, Think About Life) striving to create without pretense or practical implication. She started making music on her own as a means of a more personal pursuit, drawing form from living in a world of isolated passion where submission to the things you cannot change liberated a space for inner logic and inner values. From years of creating and questioning come a few scattered songs. By revealing and feeling the full breadth of life for herself, Mozart’s Sister aspires to leave no listener stranded.