Parlor Hawk

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Parlor Hawk
OriginUtah, California
GenresRock, alternative rock, neofolk, indie folk, baroque pop
Years active2009–present
Associated actsHaarlem, the Moth & the Flame
MembersAndrew Clifford Capener
TJ Nokleby
Andrew Dyer
Mark Garbett
Jay Tibbitts

Parlor Hawk is an American indie rock band founded in 2009 by award-winning designer Andrew Clifford Capener.[1][2][3]


Hoarse & Roaring (2010-2012)[edit]

Parlor Hawk released their debut album Hoarse & Roaring featuring a neofolk or indie folk sound in the summer of 2010.[4] The album was produced by Joshua James (Joshua James, Isaac Russell), mixed by Todd Burke (Ben Harper, Jack Johnson) and mastered by Reuben Cohen (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Bruno Mars).[5] The album also features Brandon Campbell (Neon Trees) and Stuart Maxfield (Fictionist).

Hoarse & Roaring was featured on the July 2010 iTunes Indie Spotlight Podcast. In December the album was featured on the iTunes Indie Spotlight page as a "Best of 2010 Singer/Songwriter Album".[6][7] Music from the album also featured on a Yamaha/TuneCore Music Sampler which reached No. 1 on the Free MP3 Albums Chart with more than 20,000 downloads in the USA. In January 2011 their home state paper, The Salt Lake Tribune, singled the band out as 2011's Next Emerging Band.[8] They also won an award for Best Acoustic Song (for "Saddest Song") in the Independent Music Awards (2012) and were nominated for Best Album Art Work.[9]

Parlor Hawk toured the United States in 2010 and 2011 with neofolk artist Joshua James and rock band Desert Noises. They later played a residency in Singapore in May 2011. Parlor Hawk have supported mainstream and indie acts on select dates including: the Civil Wars, Sharon Van Etten, the Weepies, Train, Priscilla Ahn, Matt Costa, Mindy Gledhill, and many more.[10]

Parlor Hawk (2013-present)[edit]

In 2013, Parlor Hawk announced that they determined not to renew their limited deal with Northplatte Records and raised more than $15,000 by pre-selling their sophomore album to fans to facilitate initial recording costs.[11] The band further announced that their second album would feature a departure in the form of a more rock sound.[12] The eponymous album was produced by GRAMMY nominated composer Nate Pyfer (Kaskade, the Moth & the Flame), mixed by Scott Wiley (Elvis Costello, Neon Trees), and mastered by Joe Lambert (the National, Local Natives).[13] Pyfer also co-wrote track "Better Gone".

The album was released on February 18, 2014. It was the most popular album in Utah on bandcamp.[14] The week beginning March 25, 2015, NoiseTrade featured the album.[15] Track "Scars" gained national attention after being featured on Switched at Birth (season 3). Two additional tracks featured in the Sons of Anarchy (season 6) season finale. Track "Silhouette" featured on Teen Mom 2.

Band members[edit]



Compilation albums[edit]

  • Glory Glory Glory: A Northplatte Christmas (2009) - "Holy Holy Holy"
  • Experience Music: A TuneCore Music Sampler, Yamaha, United States (2010) - "Home"
  • Experience Music: A TuneCore 2010 Singer/Songwriter Sampler, GER (2010) - "Julian"
  • KRCL 90.9 FM Presents Locals Only Vol. 1 (2011) - "Short Road"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated Work Organization Award Result
2012 "Saddest Song" Independent Music Awards[20] Best Acoustic Song Won
"Hoarse & Roaring" Best Album Artwork Nominated

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Maryanne" 2013 Jonathan Frey


  1. ^ [1] Archived November 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Parlor Hawk: Hoarse and Roaring". The Music Critic. 2011-03-25. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  3. ^ "Announcing the 2011 Applied Arts Student Awards winners! | Applied Arts Wire". 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  4. ^ Larson, Chase (2010-04-22). "MUSIC: Review: Parlor Hawk, "Hoarse and Roaring"". Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  5. ^ "Hot ticket: Hawk going hoarse". 2010-04-08. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  6. ^ "Indie Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter - Best of 2010 by Various Artists - Download Indie Spotlight: Singer/Songwriter - Best of 2010 on iTunes". 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  7. ^ "Provo band touted as one of iTunes' best of 2010 | Burger with Relish: Music | The Salt Lake Tribune". Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  8. ^ "Utah Local News - Salt Lake City News, Sports, Archive - The Salt Lake Tribune". 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  9. ^ "Independent Music Awards announce nominees | HM". 2012-07-20. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  10. ^ "Indie Spotlight: Parlor Hawk | News". 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  11. ^ "Parlor Hawk, The National Parks, The Mighty Sequoyah at Velour". 2013-04-12. Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  12. ^ "Local albums took on a new life in the studio : The Ticket". 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
  13. ^ "With second album on horizon, Parlor Hawk returns to Velour : The Ticket". 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-11-03.
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  16. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hoarse & Roaring by Parlor Hawk". 2010-06-15. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
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  18. ^ "iTunes - Music - Parlor Hawk by Parlor Hawk". 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-03-20.
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  20. ^ Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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