JAMES PARENTI; you look like hell

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You Look Like Hell

by James Parenti
 Pictured: James Parenti and Audrey Lobdell. Photo credit: Julia Drummond.    download image

Pictured: James Parenti and Audrey Lobdell. Photo credit: Julia Drummond.  download image

 Pictured: Trish Phelps, Jared Mancuso, James Parenti, and Audrey Lobdell. Photo credit: Julia Drummond.    download image

Pictured: Trish Phelps, Jared Mancuso, James Parenti, and Audrey Lobdell. Photo credit: Julia Drummond.  download image

 Pictured: James Parenti and Audrey Lobdell. Photo credit: Julia Drummond.    download image

Pictured: James Parenti and Audrey Lobdell. Photo credit: Julia Drummond.  download image

 Pictured: Trish Phelps, James Parenti, and Audrey Lobdell. Photo credit: Tom Schaefer.    download image

Pictured: Trish Phelps, James Parenti, and Audrey Lobdell. Photo credit: Tom Schaefer.  download image

 Pictured: Trish Phelps and James Parenti. Photo credit: Julia Drummond.   download image

Pictured: Trish Phelps and James Parenti. Photo credit: Julia Drummond. download image

 Pictured: James Parenti. Photo credit: Tom Schaefer.    download image

Pictured: James Parenti. Photo credit: Tom Schaefer.  download image

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Pictured: James Parenti. Photo credit: Timothy C. Goodwin.  download image

PRESS FOR JAMES PARENTI

"A sensual heart-spinner all done up in fingerpicked guitars and moody reverb. The album’s opener, “Brownout,” creeps in like a vengeful fog as though Jeff Buckley had risen from the grave. Parenti’s delicate tenor voice sails carefully over splashes of cymbals and earthy guitars. Beneath the dark, layered rhapsodic waxing, the twelve melancholic tracks of You Look Like Hell showcase a songwriter aching to soothe a wound with poetry." - Michael Raver, Huffington Post 

"On his sophomore effort, Parenti proves himself to be a remarkably versatile songwriter, from Elliott Smith-style folk pop ("Come Apart," "Aren't You Tired") to Sufjan Stevens-inspired oddball delicacy ("Lucky Star," "Make it Easy") to a sense of dread akin to Radiohead's OK Computer ("Hope That You Will Come," "Cave in Burn Down"), all the while highlighting the singular, intimate lyric imagery which he proved to be his stock-in-trade on his debut, Maybe That's Why We LostDon't Be Gone Long, Ellen is a gorgeous, sometimes strange, always deeply affecting song cycle about love in the face of mental illness." - The Sirens Sound

"It would be a lie to say that Parenti isn’t as skilled, melodic and haunting as any of the masters of the genre." - Dominic Allan, In Between Scenes

"The vocals are truly what make the songs stand out..the melodies are gorgeous." - Ted Rogen, Indie Album Music Reviews

"Outstanding songs with deep meanings...a folk gem." - JP's Music Blog

"The songwriting here is what ultimately makes this a great album...laced with a somber ambience that contains beautiful vocals, poetic lyrics and just the right amount of solace that will have you hooked." - Indie Music Album Reviews

"Parenti’s music is a beating heart in your mind. His debut and most recent album, Maybe That’s Why We Lost...is an album anyone can connect with. It’s immediately capturing, only letting go once the entire body of work strikes its final note." - MITNG Blog

"Parenti is one of those artists who seem to innovate music with their originality...unique and original." -Catalogue Reviews

"ELEGANT...quiet, moody, and focused on lyric imagery above all else...a rich, complex listening experience." -TheSirensSound

"Think late dusk as a bit of rain streaks the window, then a bit of muted, far-off thunder as the night wears on." - Now Tune In

"Acoustic subtleness...the overall appeal of the album is the relaxed way Parenti delivers his vocals." - JP's Music Blog

 

Contact

Please get in touch with Krystle Phelps at jamesparentimusic@gmail.com for guest list, interviews, or promo copies of You Look Like Hell.  You can also use the form below.

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