Listen to the Parrots’ Playful, Pounding “Loving You Is Hard”

Jayson Greene

By Jayson Greene

on 06.02.14 in News

On “Loving You Is Hard,” the lead singer of Madrid garage-punk band the Parrots blurts his lyrics like a baby golem, and his bandmates holler their backing “la-la-la’s” like soused Muppets. They are playful primitivists, in other words, working gleefully in the candy-bright end of the garage-pop color spectrum and drawing out the childlike joy in the music. You can hear this same romper-room spirit in some of their other tunes, like Dee Dee Dangerous,” and it definitely shines through on this double-time pogo. Like being assaulted with finger-paint-spraying squirt guns.