Archive for the 'Parquet Courts' Category

Friday, April 8th, 2016

The New York City-based Texans of Parquet Courts have been responsible for some of the best post-punk rock & roll of the last half-decade. Coupling Wire and Silver Jews-style riffs with Reed and Richman cadences, songwriters Andrew Savage and Austin Brown are among the wittiest observationalists working in the indie rock landscape. They’ve also proved themselves an ambitious bunch. […]

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 […]