Archive for the 'Parquet Courts' Category

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

At first glance, Content Nausea seems like a minor release. There’s the malapropism that replaces Parquet Courts, the Brooklyn post-punks also responsible for this year’s excellent Sunbathing Animal, with the decidedly less regal Parkay Quarts. There’s the fact that Content Nausea contains three minute-long instrumental jams and covers of Nancy Sinatra and the 13th Floor […]

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Because of the type of music they play — proudly traditional alternative rock ‘n’ roll that finds its genesis in The Velvet Underground and stumbles forward from there — and because they do it well and in a way that’s altogether fresh, Parquet Courts were doomed from the start to be over-discussed and misunderstood. On […]

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Following the re-release of 2012’s stellar Light Up Gold on respectable mid-level indie What’s Your Rupture? earlier this year,  the quartet of Texans-cum-Brooklynites in Parquet Courts have ridden the critical wave to respectable mid-level success. They were the unofficial kings-in-the-making at Pitchfork Fest this summer; they played Chicago no less than three times that weekend, […]

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Yep. Last I checked, we’re still post-punk. And that means that Light Up Gold, the first widely available release from Texas-born New Yorkers Parquet Courts, is still relevant. The group, who put out a limited-run cassette a year ago, is fronted by Andrew Savage, late of Fergus & Geronimo, but where that group hopped goofily […]