I’ve always been intrigued by the process of coming up with a band name. Recently I’ve come across acts titled Turkish Delight (tasty), Captain Handsome, Unqualified Nurse Band, and Pet Crow. Then there’s Brooklyn-based, dream pop idols Parrot Dream. Parrot Dream?!? Amazing. Do Parrot’s dream? Probably about being ten foot and attacking people. I used to have a parrot. Parrot Phil. He was a nice guy, but he did tell me to fuck off once in a while.
I digress. Parrot Dream recently released their new single, Woven, into the wild two days ago, and it’s pleasantly living its best life in the trees alongside such great hits as Beach House’s Silver Soul and Wild Nothing’s Shadow. Christina Appel (vocals) is also sitting on a branch, humming and passionately singing along to the lovely sounds produced by Gonzalo Guerrero (guitar), Matthew Sklar (bass), Don Lavis (drums) and Chris Baang (keys). They’re at the bottom of the tree, though. That would be a safety hazard otherwise.
The song kicks off like the famous Say Anything boombox scene, the band grab the attention of Appel immediately. There’s no waiting around. It’s all go, go, go, which I love. I’m one of those people who like to eat their meal and leave. No fuss, I just want my bill. There’s one issue with this song, though. I didn’t want it to end. Thankfully, it’s three minutes and fifty-four seconds long, and they do have other tunes to listen to. I recommend Julio and 1740.
I had to start a new paragraph. Sorry for being so rude. Yes, Woven has definitely knitted this reviewer a new heart. I felt rather emotional listening to this song. It’s possibly Appel’s vocals, Guerrero’s guitar kisses or the fact that I have hayfever and my eyes are hurting; either/or, you should play this on a date in your front room. It’ll make the experience a lot better and retract from the fact that you have ten cats and a pile of plates stacked up high in the kitchen. Damn, I need to step up my game. Probably should take ladies to a restaurant instead.
I think I’ve gone on long enough. I love Parrot Dream. They’re beautiful, passionate, sincere human beings, and I wish them all the best in the future. As for Woven, it’s now deeply embedded into all of my dreams. They’re so much more peaceful. Zombies are attacking my house, but Woven is playing in the background. Nice. Anyway, I’ll let you go. Kiss.