“Radio Out” from the selt-titled Parlour Tricks record is featured in Bakari Lebby’s interpretation of Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things. Death Becomes Even The Maiden’s “The Only Thing I Feel for You Is the Recoil” also plays during the play’s brutal, climactic scene.
Raised By Gypsies sums it up succinctly:
“Parlour Tricks have the sound of Pinback mixed with the less aggressive side of Sprung Monkey. I really can tell that I like this album though because after listening to it a few times I caught myself singing along.”
“Cathedral” is featured in the Geekcouch Backstage Pass Episode 7.
“An album that is post-punk in name, but not necessarily in nature- Parlour Tricks is a much needed update that breathes life into the genres fondness for sounding as cold and dead as possible. The guitar riffs are hummable and the vocal melodies, although not initially overtly ‘poppy’, will sneak their way into your psyche. All in all, a brilliant effort, a record that is instantly accessible, bringing together a myriad of post-punk influences into one well honed and danceable melting pot.”
Parlour Tricks landed number six in the top ten.
“Death Becomes Even the Maiden is no more, as this muscular post-punk trio shed its unwieldy name and threw in a slick, more dance-friendly vibe on their new songs, tunes which are still jaw-droppingly tight and propulsive, but even more catchy and sticky then before.”
Parlour Tricks self-titled made the cut.
“This top 10 list shows diversity, from Modern Man’s drone, to the childlike wonder that Those Lavender Whales capture in song. From Parlour Tricks edgy rock tunes, to Heyrocco’s youthful hazy wonder, and Can’t Kids raw energy that bursts through with Soda City pride, to Latenights’ debut, an ode to loud melodic rock and soaring guitar solos.”
“Cathedral” made the mixtape featuring the best of Columbia, SC’s local scene from 2012:
“Deftly marries the post-punk’s angular tendencies with new wave’s sideways melodies into dark, sleek, danceable indie rock.”