DOWNLOAD: Parlovr - Pen to the Paper (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Suuns - Arena (MP3)


Making good use of those year-long visas, Montreal trio Parlovr are heading back down to the States next week for a short North East tour, with two stops here in NYC: Wednesday, July 21 for an early show at Mercury Lounge and and Friday, July 23 at Knitting Factory. Both show are with fellow Montreal act Suuns. (More on them further down this post.)

Parlovr's 2008 debut just got a belated stateside release  -- download "Pen to the Paper" at the top of this post -- and the band are about to head back into the studio for its follow-up. As I've said before, they're an entertaining live band. Here's what I wrote from last year's M for Montreal:

The band's self-titled, self-released 2008 album does not do them justice, making them sound like a Wolf Parade Jr. Live, Parlovr are way more energetic, fun and melodic -- though it may have also had something to do with a fair amount of new material in their set. Singers Louis Jackson and Alex Cooper semi face each other from opposite sides of the stage rocking back and forth like manic Drinking Birds, flipping their '90s skate rat hair around, while mountain man drummer Jeremy MacCuish holds down the beat. They clearly enjoy playing, and it's a lot of fun to watch too.

Be sure to watch Parlovr's two new Takeaway shows which are at the bottom of this post. One of them features an unexpected run-in with a Montreal councilman, the outcome of which probably wouldn't happen in NYC.

After their U.S. jaunt, Parlovr will head back to Montreal, where they'll play a free warm-up party for the Osheaga Festival on July 29 at Cafe Campus that is being sponsored by Brooklyn Vegan, M for Montreal, Canadian music mag Exclaim and Blue Skies Turn Black. The 2010 Osheaga Festival is July 31 and August 1, with Arcade Fire, Weezer, Pavement, The National and Metric among the bands playing.

The BV/M4M show is one of a few "Osheaga in the City" events leading up to the big Festival weekend and also features Isis of Thunderheist and Sean Nicholas Savage.


Meanwhile, Suuns will continue on in the U.S. after their dates with Parlovr. The band, who until just a couple month ago were known as Zeroes, will hit the road, opening for some of the dates on Land of Talk's fall tour. (Their portion of the tour will end before Land of Talk plays Bowery on November 6 though.) The band's EP, Zeroes, is quite good, sounding a little bit like Clinic -- dark and claustrophobic but also capable of going epic, as on "Arena" which you can download at the top of this post. This will be a good double-bill.

Those two Parlovr takeaway shows, flyers and tour dates for both Parlovr and Suuns are after the jump.

Parlovr - Takeaway Show - 3 Songs in a Tunnel

Parlovr - Heaven Hell - a Takeaway Show

Parlovr flyer

Parlovr flyer

Parlovr - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 21 Mercury Lounge w/Suuns New York, NY
Jul 22 Danger Danger Gallery w/Suuns Philadelphia, PA
Jul 23 Knitting Factory w/Suuns Brooklyn, NY
Jul 24 AS220 w/Minky Starshire, Suuns, Ming Toro Providence, RI
Jul 25 Monkey Bar w/ Suuns Winooski, VT
Jul 29 Café Campus FREE! w/ ISIS (Thunderheist) and Sean Nicholas Savage Montréal, QC, CANADA
Sep 3 Les Nocturnes Du Musée d'Art Contemporain Montréal, QC, CANADA

Suuns - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 14 L"Ésco montreal, quebec, CANADA
Jul 21 Mercury Lounge w/Parlovr New York, NY
Jul 22 Danger Danger Gallery w/Parlovr Philadelphia, PA
Jul 23 Knitting Factory w/Parlovr, The Ettes Brooklyn, NY
Jul 24 AS220 w/Parlovr (all ages) Providence, RI
Jul 25 Monkey House w/Parlovr Winooski, VT
Sep 16 Lee's Palace w/Land of Talk Toronto, ON, CANADA
Sep 19 Beachland Tavern w/Land of Talk Clevland, OH
Sep 21 Lincoln Hall w/Land of Talk Chicago, IL
Sep 22 7th Street Entry w/Land of Talk Minnepolis, MN
Sep 23 Slowdown w/Land of Talk Omaha, NE
Sep 25 Larimer Lounge w/Land of Talk Denver, CO
Sep 26 Kilby Court w/Land of Talk Salt Lake Cith, UT
Sep 29 Starlite Ballroom w/Land of Talk Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Sep 30 Dicken's Pub w/Land of Talk Calgary, AB, CANADA
Oct 2 Lucky Bar w/Land of Talk Victoria, BC, CANADA
Oct 3 The Biltmore Cabaret w/Land of Talk Vancouver, British Co, CANADA
Oct 4 Crocodile w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes Seattle, Washington
Oct 5 Mississippi Studios w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes Portland, OR
Oct 7 The Independent w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes San Francisco, CA
Oct 8 ECHOPLEX w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes L.A., CALIFORNIA
Oct 9 Detroit Bar w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes Costa Mesa, CA
Oct 10 Casbah w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes San Diego, CA
Oct 12 The Rhythm Room w/Land of Talk Phoenix, AZ
Oct 15 The Parish w/Land of Talk Austin, TX
Oct 16 The Nightmare w/Land of Talk Dallas, TX

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