Monk Parker

August 4, 2017

Monk Parker new album “Crown of Sparrows” out today

Today marks the release of Crown of Sparrows, the gorgeous new record from Monk Parker. FLOOD says it’s “reminiscent of Matthew Houck’s Phosphorescent at its most narcotic; think Wolves backed by a Western version of Matthew E. White’s big band.” We agree. Monk is hitting the road next week. All dates below. In the meantime, listen to this beauty now and pick up a copy in the GJ shop.

08.09.17 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
08.10.17 – Seattle, WA @ Lofi
08.11.17 – Olympia, WA @ House Show
08.16.17 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
08.17.17 – San Diego, CA @ The Whistle Stop
08.18.17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
09.08.17 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest
09.09.17 – Manhattan, NY @ Cafe Berlin
09.11.17 – Boston, MA @ O’Briens
09.21.17 – Washington, DC @ Paperhaus
09.22.17 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
09.23.17 – Athens, GA @ Flicker Bar

Monk Parker

May 30, 2017

Monk Parker announces new album “Crown of Sparrows”

Meet Monk Parker. He’s responsible for one of our favorite records in as long as we can remember. It’s called Crown of Sparrows, and we’re lucky enough to release it on Grand Jury August 4th. Across its six songs, you might be reminded of the horn-led bombast of Neutral Milk Hotel, the world weariness of Townes Van Zandt or a whiskey-soaked Scott Walker. You can preview a bit of that over on Noisey right now. They’ve just unveiled the song “Gaudy Frame,” which they call “an overwhelming piece of horn-filled country melancholy,” going on to liken it to the aforementioned Neutral Milk Hotel, saying “had Jeff Mangum written a follow-up to In The Aeroplane Over The Sea while sitting half-drunk at an empty bar twenty miles outside of Austin, this could have been its centerpiece, fixation and all.” Pre-order the album now over on iTunes or in our shop here.