True to their band name, the New York-based retro rockers of Lily And The Parlour Tricks have quite a few tricks up their collective sleeve, with flavors of influence from Elvis and Tom Waits combining with modern indie acts like She And Him but with a more energetic rock ‘n’ roll flair.
If you’re wondering exactly what that medley of comparisons sounds like rolled into one group, CMJ has got your back with the exclusive premiere of “Poison Song” off of Lily And The Parlour Tricks’ upcoming self-titled album, slated for release October 18, the kickoff day for CMJ 2011. Download and stream the tune below.
“Poison Song,” shows off the group’s three-part vocal harmonies with a swing-friendly drum beat and rattling tambourines that make for a night of stiff drinks and sultry dance moves. As lead singer Lily Claire puts it in a press release, “The energy in the studio was unbelievable, and the result was everything we had wanted—six songs that reflect the sweat, fun and sincerity of our live shows.” Not only is the group’s album coming out right at the beginning of the CMJ Music Marathon, but the ’50s-inspired sexy sextet will play at Deli Magazine’s CMJ Party at the Delancey the day of the release and at the Big Picture Media CMJ Showcase at Sullivan Hall on October 21. For a preview of the live show, check out the band’s performance of Tom Waits’ “Clap Hands”: