The Parlor Room (32 Masonic St, Northampton, MA 01060)

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Entertainment + Music
Since their first album came out in 2005, **Winterpills** have been slowly tugging on ears with their fragile-but-dangerous chamber-pop songs that *The Washington Post* called “densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning… fiendishly melodic." From the group’s origins one cold winter in 2004 as a song circle for heartache, the band has truly blossomed, releasing three full-length albums — the eponymous debut in 2005, *The Light Divides* in 2007 and *Central Chambers* in 2008 — and the 2010 E.P. *Tuxedo of Ashes*, which *The New York Times* Jon Pareles praised for “elegant arrangements” of “songs that stay haunted.”  2012’s *All My Lovely Goners* embraced the hushed vocal harmonies and graceful chamber-pop sound the group has made its trademark, while pushing the quintet into new sonic realms. *MOJO* magazine included the album in their 2012 top 10 Americana list. In October, 2014, Winterpills released their 5th full-length, the archival cover's project *Echolalia*.  On March 18, 2016, they released their 7th full length, *Love Songs,* engineered and co-produced by wunderkind Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, The Pixies, Lou Barlow, Parquet Courts, Body/Head, Speedy Ortiz, And The Kids) ***“I don’t know why Winterpills aren’t one of the most cherished pop bands in the world: Their songs are mournful, slow-exploding and lyrically dazzling, and their albums have a coherence that’s rare.” – Jonathan Lethem, Rolling Stone, 2013.***