Release Date: 28 August 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Monk Parker How the Spark Loves the Tinder Limited Vinyl LP
· Monk Parker releases his debut solo record ‘How The Spark Loves The Tinder’ on Bronze Rat Records.
Featuring over 30 musicians including members of The Polyphonic Spree and Okkervil River, it was recorded over a two-year period of dislocation following the breakup of his previous band The Low-Lows and Parker’s subsequent move to Austin TX.
· Parker serves up a funereal but majestic alt Americana that is altogether reflective and intimate. It may well lay you down gently but soon enough its horn-led orchestration will lift your tingling spine to upright.
Stately, dreamlike waltzes build to explosive, gospeltinged climaxes and a woozy country narcosis akin to Skygreen Leopards or The Low Anthem alternates with Velvets-style feedback drones and buried noise melodies.
· All in all Parker has a sculpted a sound that charts a
dreamy path for his damning tales of carnality and
affection (“Sadly yes I know just where to go / Sadly yes we can all three see the bright writing on the marquee”, goes the first line on the record, from a song about a love triangle gone inexplicably right).
· With 10 years of touring the US and Europe with his
previous bands The Low-Lows under his belt, appearing at the likes of the Flaming Lips-curated ATP
and Primavera, Monk Parker continues afresh.
1. Sadly Yes
2. I Am a Gun
3. The Happy Hours
4. Wanna Be Forgotten
5. Idle in Idlewild
6. Black Bees
7. Raining in Eva
8. The Great Fires