Serenades (new band from lead singer of Shout Out Louds)

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Serenades (new band from lead singer of Shout Out Louds)

Parlovr

Fri, December 16, 2011

Doors: 10:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Serenades (new band from lead singer of Shout Out Louds) - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Serenades (new band from lead singer of Shout Out Louds)
America, we’d like to introduce you to an amazing new band called Serenades. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Serenades are the dynamic duo of Adam Olenius (Shout Out Louds) and Markus Krunegard, two of Sweden’s most highly-regarded songwriters. Serenades’ debut album will be available next year thanks to Cherrytree Records. In the meantime, however, you can get a very special taste of what’s to come via the band’s first EP, titled Come Home. Released through all digital service providers and indie retail on November 15th, Come Home is the perfect introduction to a band whose name you’ll be hearing throughout 2012.

Singing together at all times to create a seamless, singular “third voice,” Serenades create stunning, indie pop bliss on the Come Home EP. A free download of the song “Oceans,” which will appear on Come Home, is available now HERE. The track’s accompanying video, made up entirely of oceanic stock footage and up now on theserenades.com, echoes the song’s vibe of sonic submersion. Woozy, bleached out and full of sunny harmonies, “Oceans” is the perfect summer throwback to keep you warm throughout winter’s chill.
Serenades will also be coming to America for their first Stateside shows. The band has already played throughout Sweden in a number of ways – sometimes as a duo, sometimes as an eleven-piece – so these shows are already guaranteed to be the stuff of legends.
Parlovr - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Parlovr
A cheap Kmart guitar with its guts ripped out, a two-piece drum kit and a keyboard with a mind of its own would all be alone if they weren't all thrown in the mess that PARLOVR got them in when they stumbled together in the wintry months of 2006. Reacting against the multi-instrumental, many-membered orchestral bands that crowded the local Montreal scene at the time, PARLOVR was started with the intention of blowing amps and streamlining pop melodies, bringing back the power-trio of the 90s with an off-the-wall twist.

PARLOVR's upcoming self-titled debut LP (Independent, 2008) was produced and recorded by Martin Horn at Digital Bird Studios over the course of six weeks and brings into focus each of the three members' unique personalities while not losing sight of their pell-mell live show. From the anthemic opener, "Pen to the Paper" to "Palace of Identical Things," Jackson's voice combines a sense of unabashed emotion and bold-faced cheekiness. Cooper bangs out responses with quivering anger and righteous yelping in songs like "Hiccup!" and "All the World is All that is the Case." MacCuish holds up the mayhem on songs like "On the Phone" and gives the percussion a voice of its own on sparser numbers like "Speech Bubble/Thought Cloud."
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com