Parlour Tricks, Alice & the Glass Lake

Late Show

Parlour Tricks

Alice & the Glass Lake

Mon, March 11, 2013

Doors: 9:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Parlour Tricks - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Parlour Tricks
Recipients of the Village Voice's award for Best Pop Band in New York 2014, PARLOUR TRICKS (formerly Lily & The Parlour Tricks) has been hailed as "the perfect combo of pretty and gritty" (The Wild Magazine). The sextet's seemingly incongruous combination of powerhouse angel-choir harmonies, thundering bass, drums and synth, and impressionistic guitar work makes for a kind of indie pop symmetry that somehow sounds "50's nostalgic, 90's familiar, and 2020 progressive all at once" (The Most Definitely). With their "punchy, infectious, danceable rhythms, clean guitar, dirty synth, and heavenly voices" (Village Voice) it's not too hard to see why Spotify took a shine to them, calling their sound "Vintage pop for the future". The band's home base is New York City but they've been steadily making their way across the country. Notable 2014 tour stops include performances at Bonnaroo, Summerfest, South By Southwest, a Lollapalooza afterparty with Portugal. The Man, and hometown showcases at CBGB and CMJ Festivals. PARLOUR TRICKS travels to Nashville frequently to work with their producer, Emery Dobyns. Two of the tracks they created together, "Requiem" and "Lovesongs", were released as singles in 2014. A larger release in the works for early 2015.
Alice & the Glass Lake - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Alice & the Glass Lake
Alice Lake was raised in Wisconsin where she spent years finding inspiration and solace amongst the trees. It was after a North woods trip to one place in particular, nicknamed The Glass Lake, where Alice’s vision appeared. It is where she would eventually uncover her true voice.

It wouldn’t be until years later though – after experiencing the world through travel and earning a degree in Biology – that Alice would return to the lake with a head full of stories and a readiness to manifest them into song under the moniker Alice and The Glass Lake.

Now based in Brooklyn, NY, Alice and The Glass Lake serves as the vehicle for her escapist vision. The melodies, inspired by echoes through the trees, speak of life’s infallibly honest reflection in the water while hinting at the surreal. Having entered this space in her youth, Alice has emerged now as a honed artist with a clarity and voice completely unique to herself.

Alice released the Glass Lake’s debut EP titled The Evolution this summer at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The record, along with a performance-based video for her single “Higher”, have been met with crystalline reviews. Pigeons and Planes has listed Alice among the 12 females artists everyone should know and described her voice as an “Aurora Borealis, if it was sound instead of light.” RepeatButton is predicting her to be “the Cosmic Pop Queen of 2013” while Bonnaroo has said her “EP is haunting, lush [and] ambient.”

We’ve arrived at the lake and The Evolution has begun. Follow #theglasslake as its world unfolds.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com