Through subtle power of suggestion and sleight of hand Parlor Tricks has remained a musical lightening rod for more than a century, since sisters Ernestine and Bertrude Kalamata deserted the family vaudeville act to pursue their more bawdy musical aspirations and founded the world’s first and foremost industrial ragtime band.?
Parlor Tricks scratches that hard to reach itch between Fats Waller and Red Hot Chili Peppers with pre-jazz originals and Edwardian covers, heavy on stomp, thick with swerve. This is sweet music, and no music, guaranteed, has ever been better for spooning.
Parlor Tricks does for syncopation what Led Zeppelin did for the Theremin; what Lady GaGa did for bubbles.