Parlor Walls to release EXO EP on Northern Spy, lineup may include horrifying squid man/beast as drummer/keyboardist

Parlor Walls to release EXO EP on Northern Spy, lineup may include horrifying squid man/beast as drummer/keyboardist
Left to right: Jason Shelton, Alyse Lamb, Chris Mulligan (Photo: Christopher Weiss)

You ever seen someone play drums and keyboards at the same time? (I know what you’re thinking: “Drums and keyboards? Simultaneously? Together? Sure it’s possible…for someone with four arms, maybe!”)

But I shit you not: this band Parlor Walls? from the New York City place? They done got theyselves a dude who plays them drums and keyboards…at the same time! Like, not only is he a multi-instrumentalist, he’s a multi-instrumentalist. No word for sure on his limb count, but I’m guessing it’s toward the double-digits.

In addition to the aforementioned, probably squid-like man/monstrosity behind the kits/keys, whose name is Chris Mulligan, there are two other people in Parlor Walls: Alyse Lamb, previously of Brooklyn noise group EULA, and Jason Shelton, who plays…clarinet? (OK, he plays other stuff as well.)

Either way, there’s one thing I definitely do know for sure: Parlor Walls have a new EP coming out on Northern Spy called EXO, which follows last year’s Opposites LP. It’s dropping May 4, and the group is also playing a special “tape release show” at Alphaville in Brooklyn on April 26. You can pre-order the thing over here and listen to its first single, “Low Vulture,” below while you read the tracklist and the band’s current tour dates.

(ADDED BONUS: EXO was produced by Joseph Colmenero, who has been RZA’s “personal engineer” (per the press release), which means this is basically this is a Wu-Tang project.)

EXO tracklisting:

01. Neuromancer
02. Love Complex
03. Isolator
04. Low Vulture

Parlor Walls tour dates:

04.26.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Alphaville (EXO release show)
04.27.18 - New Haven, CT - Three Sheets
04.28.18 - Somerville, MA - First Church
05.03.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
05.04.18 - Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
05.05.18 - Washington, D.C. - Rhizome

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