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Best Pop Band


The lovely three-part harmonies of Parlour Tricks are so big and bold and powerful they could knock down buildings. Thankfully the sextet has decided to instead use its powers for good, and on songs like the slinky, sexy “Lovesongs” and swagtastic “Requiem” you’ll find them in spades: punchy, infectious, danceable rhythms, clean guitar, dirty synth, and heavenly voices. The sound is a little bit ’50s-era swing mixed in with ’90s alt-nostalgia, but it manages to remain thoroughly modern. (Spotify describes it as “vintage pop for the future.”) The group performs all over town; make sure you catch ’em.

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