Tag: Parquet Courts

ACL 2018 Festival Weekend Two: 20 Bands You Need to Know

ACL 2018 Festival Weekend Two: 20 Bands You Need to Know

Weekend Two of The Austin City Limits Festival kicks off on Friday and in case you haven’t planned your schedule yet, we have a list of 20 bands to definitely consider. We all know why we are going because of the headliners (Paul McCartney, Metallica, Justice, Arctic Monkeys to name a few). It’s always fun showing up earlier in the […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.20

Weekend Showcase 4.20

Forty-two (42) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 4.20 edition. It’s an eclectic mix of songs on the mega-playlist. There’s something for everyone. Twelve countries are represented, including Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

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Parquet Courts – ‘Wide Awake!’ (album review)

Parquet Courts – ‘Wide Awake!’ (album review)

Whether through their five records or front man Andrew Savage’s foray as a solo artist, Parquet Courts have covered pretty much every ground within the indie-rock spectrum. Their sixth album, Wide Awake!, however, sees the Brooklyn quartet wade through new territory thanks to the deft guidance of Brian Burton – a.k.a. Danger Mouse. There is still plenty of garage-rock and […]

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Weekend Showcase 4.07

Weekend Showcase 4.07

Spring is around the corner, and the music is also getting warmer. In addition, the new music just keeps on coming, where we cannot keep up. The Weekend Showcase 4.07 edition, as such, is a little bit longer with 58 songs. It easily could have been 70. Anyway, the mini-playlist features artists  representing 12 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

The Matinee ’18 February 23rd

Plenty of star power is on The Matinee ’18 February 23rd edition, which kicks off with a couple of big time Brooklyn bands and finishes off with a fast-rising singer-songwriter. A few of the artists listed below are also heading to SXSW, so this is as good as a time to start planning who to see.   Parquet Courts – […]

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Parquet Courts – “Human Performance”

Parquet Courts – “Human Performance”

The character for the Dos Equis commercial might be “the most interesting man in the world”, but the collective of Andrew Savage, Austin Brown, Sean Yeaton, and Max Savage are unquestionably the most interesting band in all of music. Their earlier works, American Specialties and Light Up Gold, were quick bursts of blistering post-punk and garage rock with most of […]

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Parquet Courts – “Monastic Living”

Parquet Courts – “Monastic Living”

Since Parquet Courts arrived on the indie scene in 2010, they’ve had a love-hate relationship with social media. In the early going, they avoided it like the plague, but more recently have been somewhat active. There is a Twitter account under their name that may or may not be operated by the band. They do post on Tumblr occasionally, but […]

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50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Parquet Courts, Perfume Genius, PHOX, Real Estate, and Royal Blood

50 Favourite Albums of 2014: Parquet Courts, Perfume Genius, PHOX, Real Estate, and Royal Blood

We’ve turned the corner and heading down the final stretch. If you missed the first twenty-five, you can check out these posts (1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, and 21-25). Now time to get back to our regularly scheduled programming.   PARQUET COURTS, “SUNBATHING ANIMAL” Parquet Courts have been busy this year. Not only did they release Sunbathing Animal earlier this year, […]

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Mundo Musique: Parquet Courts/Parkay Quarts, “Content Nausea”

Mundo Musique: Parquet Courts/Parkay Quarts, “Content Nausea”

Earlier this year, Parquet Courts released the excellent Sunbathing Animal, which saw the NYC-based quartet expand their sound, moving away from being purely a post-punk band to a full-blown rock band with more attention to melodies and textures. With the more expansive sound came lengthier tracks, as previously Parquet Courts recorded songs that rarely passed two minutes in duration but […]

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Mundo Musique: Parquet Courts’ Rocking “Sunbathing Animal”

Mundo Musique: Parquet Courts’ Rocking “Sunbathing Animal”

Sure, Parquet Courts can rip through punk songs with some of the best indie bands of today with Andrew Savage and Austin Brown raucously hammering away at their guitars, Sean Yeaton strumming echos off his bass, and Max Savage intensely pummeling his drum kit. On their previous albums, including the splendid 2012 Light Up Gold, their compact songs – often […]

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Weekend Stream: Five Upcoming Albums Streaming Now

Weekend Stream: Five Upcoming Albums Streaming Now

Some great albums can be streamed now in advance of their releases on Tuesday, including Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal – CBC Music and NPR (look for a review on Wednesday) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Only Run – NPR (review coming on Wednesday) F**cked Up, Glass Boys – CBC Music Hamilton Leithauser, Black Hours – CBC Music and NPR (review by Rich […]

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