Montreal's new(ish) pop wonder: Parlovr

Blake Gillespie

Never count out Montreal. Its streets are apparently littered with pop song geniuses, muttering the lyrics to their next award-winning album.

Parlovr formed in 2006, on the heels of a Montreal explosion that saw Wolf Parade and The Arcade Fire burning holes in our tongues. Parlovr have that rough around the tightly-constructed edges appeal that was once associated with Wolf Parade. As sloppy as they try to be, these songs are immense anthems for the boisterous concert kids.

Parlovr, “Pen To The Paper”

Parlovr just won a MIMI (Montreal International Music Initiative) Award for being an emerging band, or something.

Just when I thought I had lost interest in post-punk bands, Parlovr got me excited again. I'll probably listen to Silent Alarm tonight and ponder what happened to my youth.

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