Watch: Parlours - "Slowly From The Earth"

"One of the nicest surprises of the year" is how we summed up All Is Here, the 2012 long-player debut from the Des Moines band Parlours. "The come on is subtle and sweet, the mood warm and sultry, recalling a style reminiscent of 10,000 Maniacs, Mazzy Star and the latest crop of Ingrid-Michaelson-schooled introspective female folk/poppers glimpsed through the rosy haze of 4AD lenses." While the band's founder and frontwoman Dana Halferty wrote most of the songs on All Is Here, the album's powerful five-minute closer "Slowly From the Earth" was penned by bandmember Steve Bergeron who also offers some interesting vocal play to a song that he simply sums up as "a break up song" adding, "it's basically two people and it's not working out and they know it." The "break up" gets literal in the recently premiered video as an old piano and a sharp axe end get up close and personal in a shattering climax. More DC on Parlours here...