Parlor Hawk
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Parlor Hawk

Provo, Utah, United States | SELF

Provo, Utah, United States | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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...somehow the mellow sonic landscapes sneakily trump priorities and, after 45 or so minutes, you realize you haven't done anything else but listen to the [Hoarse & Roaring] in full. [Parlor Hawk]'s pleading vibrato, steady-strummed acoustic guitar and Western-tinged picking on rough gems like "Home" and "Short Road" make for a captivating first effort from a band to watch. - Salt Lake City Weekly

Parlor Hawk has something good working. It's more than their good looks, too. The quintet led by Drew Capener moves easily between romantic pop balladry and Dylan-influenced folk-rock, and songs like "Every Bone" and "Like Thieves" hit their mark Saturday with ease, keeping the crowd entranced...That bodes well for the future. - Salt Lake City Weekly

I saw Parlor Hawk play in front of their hometown crowd a couple weeks ago during the City Weekly Music Awards showcases and it's obvious the band has something special going on...Parlor Hawk is in a great position to parlay that Provo pride into something bigger. - Salt Lake City Weekly

Provo’s Parlor Hawk opened the show and was also warmly received. The band’s thoughtful, indie-folk went over well. Some of the 32-minute set’s highlints included “Lark,” and “Second Skin." - Salt Lake Magazine

"up-and-coming band Parlor Hawk is catching on and spreading abroad." - Daily Universe

"Parlor Hawk’s distinct brand of Americana folk-rock permeates the effort with a tight sound featuring steadily strummed guitars, an achingly bluesy twang and frontman Drew Capener’s desperate vibrato on every track...All in all, "Hoarse and Roaring" is an album that you'll want to pick up and sing along with, no matter what mood you're in." - Rhombus Magazine

"Parlor Hawk is an attractive band, both physically and musically. I’m excited to see what this band will accomplish in the next little while. I expect them to continue to get better and to bring more juicy musical fruit to us in the near future." -

Nationally, iTunes featured the quintet’s 2010 debut album “Hoarse & Roaring” in its Indie Spotlight in July, and then named the album to its “Best of 2010” top singer/songwriter list. They’re one of the youngest acts on the 2010 list, which also includes well-known musicians such as Joshua Radin, David Gray and The Weepies. - Salt Lake Tribune

Parlor Hawk also took home some audience hearts; this indie-rock band is made up of five men, all on an instrument, and a lead singer who sounds like the love child of Brett Dennen and Ryan Adams. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that. These guys were so talented and popular with the crowd, I wouldn’t be surprised if they suddenly popped up in the mainstream as a fresher edition of Kings of Leon. - OC Music Magazine

"Parlor Hawk’s songs are beautifully woven into sincere proclamations of the truest loves and human compassion, richly enhanced by melodic dynamics and haunting instrumental and vocal harmonies. . . Parlor Hawk has a chemistry that will keep us all on our toes for a long time to come." - Twenty First and Ivy

"Hoarse & Roaring is an impeccable record." - Salt Lake Underground Magazine


"Hoarse & Roaring" 2010



In a home where the family turntable never ceased to spin, Parlor Hawk frontman, Drew Capener grew up in an environment where music wasn't just to be listened to, but more a way of life. Later, this would become the foundation of musical inspiration that has given voice to Parlor Hawk. After forming, the band soon caught the attention of acclaimed singer/songwriter Joshua James, who produced and preformed on their debut album “Hoarse & Roaring.” Neon Trees’ Branden Campbell also supplied bass for every track. The album was recently featured on iTunes “Best of 2010” Singer/Songwriter Indie Spotlight, and Parlor Hawk took to the road, playing shows and touring with Train, The Weepies, Matt Costa, The Civil Wars, Johnny Flynn, and Joshua James, among others.

The album was also feautured on the July iTunes Indie Spotlight and Yamaha Experience Music: A Tunecore Music Sampler (which reached #1 on the Free mp3 Albums Chart with 20,000+ downloads).

Dan Nailen of SLC Weekly has declared "it's obvious the band has something special going on...Parlor Hawk is in a great position to parlay that [Utah] pride into something bigger". Austen Diamond of SLC Weekly also chimed in calling Hoarse & Roaring "a captivating first effort from a band to watch". SLC Tribune dubbed Parlor Hawk "2011's next emerging band".