Music is a big part of the culture at Barista Parlor. Our record buying team is always adding new music to the mix so we like to share our February picks!
Mama's and the Papa's - Deliver
Third album from the Sunny California folk group. Released in 1967, this record has everything you would expect from the freedom loving 60s. Sunshine pop, dreamy vocal harmonies with an early 70s psychedelic vibe. This record gets better and better as it goes on. Play it next to Deja Vu and the Byrds and enjoy the doors wide open.
Other new records to listen to:
Phosphorescent - Muchacho
This is the record everyone wanted to hear. This is the perfect early morning record. The sounds of a holy castrato choir mingle with rusty folk and whispering synths. It is such a warm and delightful record.
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
This is classic rock to our generation. The is how indie music all began. The first release from California's Pavement is quirky, full of boyish fun and wild disregard for the formats of the time. I love this record most just after the sun drops and the bats come out to play. Enjoy yourself with this one, and if you are feeling brave, throw the Pixies next in queue.
Django Reinhardt - Volume II
Django Reinhardt was a mysterious man. He was born a gypsy on the countryside of Belgium and quickly learned the folk traditions of his ancestors. He became known as one of the best guitar players in the world. He had only three functioning fingers on his right hand and he picked his way through upbeat jazz with nylon strings and style. On this record expect a beautiful horn ensemble backing that talented guitar. This type of jazz is more than perfect for early morning time.
Live at the Continental Club 1985
The Continental Club was famous and historically important for blues, rock & roll, and psychedelic shows since the late 60s. I had the pleasure of working right across the street from it in Houston and I got to see a few of these bands in their old, iconic age live for free. This record is a blend of those genres, perfect for an upbeat BP Pirates vibe and it rocks.
Ultravox - Rage in Eden
This is a synth-rock epic melodrama, full of emotion and clean early New Wave fun. Computerized landscapes of pixelated rolling hills, sunlit and fertile heart throbbing sets the scene. Do me a favor, open the garage doors, and play this sandwiched between Prince and Glam Rock: loud.
Freddie and the Dreamers - Fun Lovin Freddie
This is classic, pretty boy rockabilly. It's great in a Motown playlist. "People wandering by are sure to say 'boy, they are having fun in there. I want to have fun in there too.'" -Kathleen Hartsfield.