LILY & THE PARLOUR TRICKS Release New Single “Requiem”

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New York, NY – February 12, 2013 – The NYC-base rock n’ rollers, Lily & the Parlour Tricks, have exclusively released their new single, “Requiem” on Paste Magazine today, here: Claire tells us, “I will write you a requiem” was a phrase that had been rattling around my head for a while. I had been thinking about the way we (me, you, anyone) come to terms with the expiration of a relationship. The period of mourning can be so dramatic even if the ending itself is anticlimactic. I had tried the line in a few different places but nothing felt quite right until I wrote that bass line on the piano. Much more upbeat than I’d anticipated but it all tumbled into place. It was a reminder of what a funny thing songwriting is: instead of the dirge I was expecting to write it became a kind of celebratory send-off to a dead end love. I’m always wary of people who say “the song wrote itself” but for better or worse, it kind of did…”The band will be heading to Austin for South by Southwest 2014 and available for interviews and performances. For more information, please visit:

Lily & the Parlour Tricks dive deep into the well of musical Americana and resurface with a wild brew. With equally heavy doses of both early rock n’ roll and millennial pop, Lily’s songwriting influences range from The Andrews Sisters and The Everly Brothers to Nine Inch Nails and The White Stripes.  “Combining dissonant guitar riffs with angelic vocal harmonies, Lily & The Parlour Tricks are the perfect combo of pretty and gritty… the band has a mysterious depth that holds audiences transfixed through their salty and sweet set.” (The Wild Magazine, 2012).  Their first EP was recorded live to tape at the legendary Daptone Studios in Brooklyn, and they are currently hard at work on a followup with an altogether different kind of sound.  One of their newest single, “Belle Gunness”, is  “a tense, stomping electric gospel [which] definitely takes things to the next level through a newfound sonic boldness” (The Deli Magazine, 2013), and it is featured in a newBMW commercial. With their soaring harmonies, raucous attitude and “deadly sex appeal” (Aesthetes Anonymous, 2012), these friendly sh*t-talkers keep their audiences dancing and howling for more.

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