21st Century American


For his ambitious second solo turn, Gravel Pit frontman Parish makes like a New English Ray Davies, offering oddball — and oddly soulful — paeans to trains, clocks, even rotary phones. On their second album, the Gentlemen (the rest of Boston’s Gravel Pit, plus Mike Gent of New York power-poppers the Figgs) party like it’s 1979 — channeling Elvis Costello, the Jam, and Kiss, while delivering enough hooks to suspend a naked Pavarotti in a modern-primitive ritual. American: B+ Gentlemen: A-

21st Century American
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