Rocking So Hard It Could be a Crime

Two hundred years ago a notorious crime syndicate known as The Parlor Mob left their imprint in New York City. In 2006, a New Jersey quintet adopted the name in seek a similar effect, though by different means.

They got it.

The Parlor Mob’s radio release of “Into The Sun” is set for July 25th but is currently available for free via their Facebook page for the cool price of a “like.” The first single of their sophomore effort, “Dogs” was also one of the last songs to be written for the record. “It kinda came about really naturally,” guitarist David Rosen said on a trailer video for the single (which can be viewed at

“Into The Sun” is about the struggles and dedication The Parlor Mob have seen in the last year with the production of “Dogs” and their survival as a band. The anthemic chorus line “I’m still believing / our day is gonna come / when we step out of the shadows / and into the sun” is the vehement declaration of future.

Their raw force sometimes approaches Queens of the Stone Age or Smashing Pumpkins, but with an undeniable classic rock influence from Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

The Parlor Mob bears the mark of a blues infused rock ‘n’ roll band whose popular revival is too often accredited to Wolfmother’s self-titled album release. This track in particular packs so much raw energy and talent that blows the latter out of the running. Their controlled release from the thunderous grumbly guitar, vocalists Mark Melicia’s strong lyrical show and confident rhythm section instantly tags them as a band to pay attention too.

Their debut album drew in a profound acclamation from any number of respected published sources. Producer Jaquire King, known for his work with Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse and Tom Waits, was so impressed by their work he specifically sought out the band personally to inquire about producing the album. Additional tracks off “Dogs” available on their website provide ample evidence that Parlor Mob is no one trick pony.

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