Parquet Courts played this past weekend on Saturday night at Public Arts in the Lower East Side – opening for them was Brooklyn locals Flexi. The talented Natalie Piserchio was there to capture the show in the beautiful space. Take a look at the evening below!
Parquet Courts have shared a video for "Bodies Made Of" which compiles footage from their set at an AdHoc-sponsored record release show at the Sugarhill Supper Club back in June. Directors Ian Forscyth and Jane Pollard-- who just finished up their Nick Cave documentary, 20,000 Days On Earth-- dutifully capture the sweaty camaradarie of the show. In this live performance of "Bodies Made Of"-- the opening track on Parquet Courts' most recent record, Sunbathing Animal-- the band plays looser and faster than the studio recording, allowing a little more raucousness to permeate the song's taut, krautrock and post-punk indebted groove. In other Parquet Courts related news, the band has announced an upcoming collaboration with droney noisemen PC Worship for some upcoming shows under the name PCPC.
Sunbathing Animal is out now via What's Your Rupture? and Mom+Pop.
I'm not going to lie: I'm not a guitar type of dude. Well, I am-- I just don't openly bring it out in front. That said, the first time I heard "Borrowed Time" by Texas to New York travelers Parquet Courts, I promptly flipped a lid, then a table, and lost my shit. This autobiographical introduction to the latest EP by Parquet Courts has been brought to you by the band's patented display of awesome. On Tally All the Things You Broke, the latest five track effort from the group, Parquet Courts continue to slant and enchant what makes them so appealing in the first place. There's an "abandon ship" approach to their execution, the group giddly tossing various riffs, rhymes, and flourishes into a no holds barred approach with a penchant for machine gun loaded phrases and the ability to lean headfirst into the louder, more absurd parts of their songs. Or, in the case of "He's Seeing Paths," just absurd.
Tally All the Things You Broke is streaming below, with a physical release due October 8 via What's Your Rupture?.
Parquet Courts have made waves in our corner of the world with their wholehearted embrace of DIY culture and catchy, garage rock songs. Their debut, Light Up Gold, was released originally on Dull Tools and has since been reissued on What's Your Rupture?. Now, in advance of their upcoming US tour, they are releasing a single of Light Up Gold hit "Borrowed Time," the B-side of which is previously unheard "Smart Aleck Kid," which clocks in at an epic one minute. "Smart Aleck Kid" is less garage and more old-school punk, with the band spending their minute frantically spitting out words and notes as fast as they possibly can.
"Borrowed Time" b/w "Smart Aleck Kid" is out on What's Your Rupture? and For US.
Parquet Courts, a group of New York-via-Texas transplants that includes Andrew Savage of Fergus & Geronimo, have recently released their debut LP, Light Up Gold, on Dull Tools. The single from that album, "Borrowed Time", is a wholehearted embrace of DIY garage rock culture and unadulterated, bare-bones Americana that's a real breath of fresh air.