Roadrunner Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of New Jersey quintet, The Parlor Mob. From their humble beginnings in the south-NJ club scene, adorned in ‘70s inspired high fashion, these indie rockers have cultivated a new sound forged from classic blues with modern sensibilities. Heartfelt and catchy vocals hook onto groove driven riffs, creating the band’s unique, vibrant sound. This band bleeds musical legitimacy.
Before the band was recognized as The Parlor Mob, they played under the moniker What About Frank?. Harvesting success at major US events such as the Vans Warped Tour, Bamboozle, CMJ Music Marathon and South By Southwest, the band nurtured a following in both New Jersey and throughout the U.S. Changing their name to The Parlor Mob, they have a rejuvenated sense of purpose and are now focusing on creating music for their Roadrunner debut. “Thank God for The Parlor Mob,” says A&R representative David Bason. “They single-handedly bring showmanship back to the boring landscape of today's rock snorefest.”
The band’s captivating live show captures the raw essence and energy of rock ‘n roll with a jolt of punk rock intensity. The New York Times reports: “When you’re not even halfway through your 20’s, jump-starting a back-to-basics rock revolution seems a tall order. Judging by the rock ‘n’ roll charisma radiated by the band members at their live shows – long hair tossing, instrument abusing, generally reckless affairs – [The Parlor Mob] are up to the task.”
The Parlor Mob will commence recording at Echo Mountain studios in North Carolina later this month. Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, The Dwarves, Modest Mouse) has signed on to produce the album, set for release in 2008.
Have a listen at www.myspace.com/theparlormob.