PrintI’m pleased to announce that our 5th studio album, self-titled “PARLOUR” will be available worldwide June 17th, 2016 on 12″ Vinyl, CD, and MP3 formats. You can PRE-ORDER at Temporary Residence Ltd’s website here.

In the interim, I present the first single, “FEMPIRE”.

Recorded March, 2015 at La La Land with Kevin Ratterman.

Many thanks to Phil Cooley for the beautiful cover photo, Thaniel Ion Lee for the interior illustration, and the Temporary Residence family for helping bring this to completion.

We will be having a album release show on June 18th, 2016 at the Zanzabar in Louisville. Our friends from Nashville, The Ascent of Everest will be joining us. See event on fb here.



October Update

Photo by Drew Smith
Photo by Drew Smith

Back in March and April of this year we recorded 9 tunes for the upcoming album at La La Land with Kevin Ratterman. The album will consist of 7 tunes on the vinyl edition and there will be two bonus digital only tracks. We are aiming for a Spring 2016 release on Temporary Residence, LTD.

As far as shows go, we are working on some dates in November. Stay tuned for update. Meanwhile, we are writing new material.




Donations for the late Jon Cook’s Son, Thurston

jon-thurston-2In order to facilitate donations to Jon’s son, Thurston, I’ve had Jon’s sister, Rhonda Alonso, create a Paypal account to accept donations for him in an easier manner. She has set up a trust fund for Thurston, now 7,  which will hopefully mature enough to aid him at age of 18 in covering costs of his secondary education.

State of the Union 2013

It’s been brought to my attention via a kind email that I’ve not added any new posts to this site since July 2012, so here it is in the form of bullet points!

  • Content for the forthcoming album is about 60% written. It is my goal to record sometime this Spring 2013!
  • Brian Sweeney (Lucky Pineapple, Another 7 Astronauts) has joined as keyboardist and we’re quite smiley about this. He’s so awesome it’s like getting 2 for 1!
  • Due to highway robbery, our lovely label, Temporary Residence, has pulled all it’s tunes from streaming services such as Spotify and Rhapsody, as they do not benefit the bands they stream at all. One would have to stream one Parlour song 157 times to equate the profit gained from the sale of 1 digital download of same tune. Hopefully a more artist-centric streaming service will come into existence in the near future. Meanwhile. I recommend purchasing directly from the label.
  • I invite all fans to “Like” Parlour on our facebook page. There’s a pretty dismal number of likes so far. Perhaps if it increases, we’d be able to secure a booking agent who could help us get out of town more often.
  • And while you’re at it…follow us on Twitter!

That’s all I have to share at the moment. Thank you for tuning in!


July 2012 News

Friday, July 20th at the Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN with Shedding and Dolphin Ryder

Saturday, July 21st at the 529 in Atlanta, GA with Shedding (Louisville), Old Baby (Louisville), Stallone (ex-Cavity/Torche) & Liverhearts. This show is being put on by Chunklet industries.
Facebook Event

Sunday, July 22nd at the High-Watt Club in Nashville, TN EARLY SHOW! with Shedding, Old Baby, The Ascent of Everest, & The Gold Room
Facebook Event

Thursday, July 26th at The Cathouse (747 S. Preston, Louisville, KY) with Sapat, Blues Control and Wet.
Facebook Event

June 2012 Update

Hello friends. Much has happened since I last posted. Our last show with Lee Gutterman on keys happened on Derby Day at the Mammoth, a fantastic new warehouse space. Since then, we’ve picked up Brian Sweeney, of Luck Pineapple/Another 7 Astronauts on keys.

We have a show booked at the Chestnut House on June 23rd with Karass and Noah Baker of Noise New York, but cops have been cracking down on the venue and they’ve been forced to cancel all shows this month. So…we are currently seeking an alternative venue.

July has Parlour leaving town for the weekend of July 20th-22nd. We’re bringing along, ex-guitarist, Connor Bell to treat us with some SHEDDING music.

  • Friday, July 20th at the Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN
  • Saturday, July 21st at the 529, in Atlanta Georgia. A Chunklet show featuring our friends Old Baby along with Stallone (ex-Cavity & Torche) & Liverhearts.
  • Sunday, July 22nd at the Hiwatt Club in Nashville, TN. We share the bill with the epic The Ascent of Everest, Gold Room, and hopefully Old Baby as well.


Upcoming Shows

December 16th, 2011 at the Zanzabar in Louisville, KY
Playing with Dane Waters and Josephine Foster.

January 6th, 2012 at Als Bar in Lexington, KY
Playing with Cross and Three Legged Race.

January 27th at Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge in Louisville, KY
Louisville Experimental Festival
Performing with:
The Tiles (Joe Meredith, etc.) – 9:30pm
clarksmithy (Eric Clark) – 10pm-ish
Electric Inertia (Cincinnati, OH) – 10:30pm-ish
(Parlour) – 11pm-ish

February 11th @ The Haymarket Whiskey Bar with Opposable Thumbs

March 11th @ The Chestnut House w/Straight A’s, Life at Home, & TBA – ALL AGES!

Official web site for the group, Parlour, based in Louisville, KY