Don’t be fooled by the vestigial “v” in Parlovr—pronounced “parlor”—when listening to “You Only Want It ‘Cause You’re Lonely.” This Montreal power trio’s economical new single from the upcoming Kook Soul (Dine Alone) is some of the tightest, crispest, no-nonsense-iest indie pop we’ve heard in a while. Singer/keyboardist Alex Cooper calls it a “retro futurist motif” inspired by ’50s rock and soul records, plus a dram of the the Flaming Lips’ Soft Bulletin. Grooving to the strolling guitar lead, Bon Iver-ish falsetto harmonies and 12-bar blues breakdown, we just call it awesome.
You can stream “You Only Want It ‘Cause You’re Lonely” here and snag the full album on May 15.
Tracklist For Kook Soul:
01. Do You Remember
02. Just Marriage
03. Holding On To Something
04. Now That You’re Gone
05. Married On A Sunday
06. You Only Want It Cause You’re Lonely
08. Fisticuffs And Affidavits
10. General Hell (True Love Fades)
11. Bad Faith
12. It Only Happens To The Ones In Love