When the going will get powerful, Parlour Bells get scrappy.
Because the COVID-19 pandemic continues to maintain America indoors, the Boston band — like many others — discovered itself unable to move to the studio to document an EP as anticipated. From Parlour Bells’ bungled plans have sprouted a brand new collection known as Survival of the Affected person: The Antibody Classes, the primary of which provides a brand new noir tune named “The Ballad of Felix Moncla.”
Launched final Friday (Could 8), the track ventures into new style territory, so to talk: “Distance rock.”
“It’s the ‘Antibody’ Classes as in no one was collectively making these,” frontman Goddamn Glenn explains. “Our first smoke sign from the isolation camp known as ‘The Ballad of Felix Moncla’ — one thing that felt appropriately lonely and alien.”
Borrowing from a musical creation sample that Glenn had developed years in the past, “The Ballad of Felix Moncla” took form because it ping-pong’d from every band member’s pc in quarantine.
“Again round 2016 (one other stellar yr), my guitarist J Johnson and I had been already doing this workflow of going forwards and backwards with Logic undertaking recordsdata, refining the blueprints for songs that will be on our final launch Waylaid within the Melée,” Glenn provides. “So we shared that workflow with Mike Leggio our bass participant and Jess Townsend our drummer and we obtained scrappy.”
So far as full-band “official” quarantine releases go, “The Ballad of Felix Moncla” represents a brand new, inevitable shift to recorded-in-isolation, released-in-isolation singles, EPs, and albums. If recording studios stay shuttered for the spring – and doubtlessly a lot of the summer time – “distance rock” might need “distance pop” and “distance hip-hop” alongside it prior to later. It’s not a great state of affairs, but it surely’s a dilemma that Parlour Bells and plenty of others will confront in stride from their residence places of work, basements, and makeshift studios.
“Within the early days of this factor, I used to be inspired watching how briskly my spouse [burlesque dancer Honey Pie] and so many others shortly tailored their crafts and experience to new codecs,” Glenn says. “It’s uncommon to see a technology mobilize and acclimate like we now have now. So I’m attempting to stay with this silver lining factor and determined, because the foreseeable future just isn’t so seeable, it was time to work with the issues I’ve: My pc, the gear I’ve at residence, and my bandmates.”
Tune into the brand new groove of music making beneath.