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Parker And Lily

Hello Halo (Orange). Review by Marcel Feldmar.

Parker And Lily

Hello Halo

Orange

The music from this band moves straight out of my dreams and drifts straight into a groove, sexy and surreal. The main stars here are ex-Valentine Six members Parker Noon and Lily Wolf, but surrounding these two’s soft-swing, romantic, indie-piano bird croonings are sounds drifting from members of Speedball Baby and James Chance & the Contortions. Elegant and stylish minimalistic music for a black and white world. Smoke curls up from the speakers as Matt Verta-Ray’s steel guitar shimmers like a red velvet curtain, and you shiver as Lily starts to sing against the tremble of the Vibraphone, her voice smooth as liquid, strong as a shot, and Parker hits like the last call, rough and definite, but still wanting to make sure you come back for a few more tomorrow night.

Orange Recordings, 4761 Long Branch, San Diego, CA 92107; http://www.orangerecordings.com

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