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Parquet Courts is a band from New York City but made up of 3/4 Texas transplants. At the center of the group is Andrew Savage, who at this point is known for his collaborations with projects like Fergus & Geronimo, Teenage Cool Kids and Wiccans. Savage is joined by three other musicians and describes the bands’ debut release as THE FALL meets NEIL YOUNG.
On the band’s debut release, “American Specialties”, this all makes sense. The quartet wonders through the American and British underground, picking away their favorite parts with confidence. The lyrics, when intelligible, are bizarre and dramatic. “She looked at me like a fry pan reducing,” moans Savage, from the same lustful subconscious built by the darker moments of psychedelia. Then at times, such as on the 70’s folkish “Square States”, thoughts are more sentimental and transparent. The setting for “American Specialties” ranges from a crusty Brooklyn bodega, to an endless Texas desert. If that sort of soundscape appeals to your wondering mind, then I’m sure you’ll stumble across Parquet Courts sooner or later.
They recently released a new EP calld “Light Up Gold” in August 2012 and are finishing out their first US tour this Jan 2013. They are one of the many breakout bands that will be bringing back a lo-fi punk/surf rock sound to the masses in 2013. They have already been featured in Spin, Pitchfork, NME, and every other cool blog.