A Band In Progress…
Parlour Steps are creating something new: Thought-Rock! This is art-damaged beauty, music that is both stormy and playful; reflective of their west coast Canadian home of Vancouver. Within the modern, popular landscape, influence is drawn from emotional rockers Arcade Fire and Pixies, combined with the lyrical elements of Sufjan Stephens and Tom Waits. Unafraid of asking big questions and taking musical risks, the world is taking notice of this exceptional band.
“Thieves of Memory” has been chosen from over 15,000 entrants as a winner in the world renowned International Songwriting Competition (http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.htm), placing Parlour Steps, and in particular chief songwriter Caleb Stull, in the international spotlight.
“Thieves of Memory” was just released internationally on the Sonicbids Listen Vol. 2 Compilation (http://www.sonicbids.com/parloursteps), raising money for hurricane relief as well as showcasing some of North America’s best independent talent.
Parlour Steps latest full-length record “The Great Perhaps” was released in late 2005 to wide critical acclaim (see attached press excerpts), picking up national distribution with Scratch Records (http://www.scratchrecords.com). Radio play, podcasts, and web-streaming have launched the band’s music to listeners across the continent. CBC, college, and university radio play, in Canada and the U.S., has seen Parlour Steps charted in the top fifty played and requested artists in their format many times over.
You can hear “ The Modern Today”, a definite highlight of their new record, on the third episode of the new television show Whistler, set to air in the coming months.
The band is comprised of Caleb Stull singing and playing his guitars, Julie Bavalis singing and playing her bass guitar, Rees Haynes playing guitars, and Robert Linton banging his drums.
Early 2006 is seeing Parlour Steps touring down the coast of the U.S. From there they go eastward and play central and eastern Canada and the U.S.
A complete electronic press kit, including MP3’s, full biographies, press clippings, and the band’s latest news can be found on their website:
Parlour Steps compact discs are distributed through Scratch Records (http://www.scratchrecords.com), or can be purchased at www.cdbaby.com
Contact tel. 604. 339. 3683, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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