Parquet Courts Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
The slackers who flunked at being slackers. Parquet Courts have too much energy to take it easy, ripping on Pavement but then upping the ante, as if they were kids who fell asleep on their desk and then jolted into action to turn them over. Since ‘...read more »
The slackers who flunked at being slackers. Parquet Courts have too much energy to take it easy, ripping on Pavement but then upping the ante, as if they were kids who fell asleep on their desk and then jolted into action to turn them over. Since ‘Light Up Gold’, they’ve been retooling their shambolic guitar sound, as well as their lyrics: once disaffected and cynical, they now sound earnest and uncertain, open to the fact that the world is as wise on them as they are on it. The hooks are only getting better; as they age, they sound more urgent.
Similar to Parquet Courts:
Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Amen Dunes, Iceage, King Tuff, Cloud Nothings, Shame, Speedy Ortiz, Protomartyr, Preoccupations, Ought
Our Mike was one of countless indie yank-rock aficionados who couldn't get enough of their smash hit second album 'Light Up Gold', the first to ignite hefty interest beyond their NY homebase. I was fairly impressed too as they mine a certain rough-hewn new wave slacker sound that's as familiar to me as it is engaging.
This five track fol...view item
Indie rock has never stopped looking towards the dusty, gnarly South. Silver Jews have checked in, Deerhunter have made cow-punk, and as the genre waxed and waned and entered a new millennium, local bands turned up. Maybe it’s because new, disorientating surroundings are wh...view item
Swaggering New York indie-punks Parquet Courts released Human Performance, their third or fifth album (depending on which ones you count), earlier this year. This is an EP of alt-versions and remixes of the title track, cannily titled Performing Human. The remixes come from Eaters and from ...view item
I’m sure you’re aware of the form by now. With an energy best described as subliminal, thee Parquet Courts sit you in a seminar room and have you debate whether or not they’re chill and slack or bold and bracing. I can never quite tell, but I’d argue ‘Human Performance’ was their best record to date, a janglin...view item
Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts
This week’s “sure, why not” of record releases is a collaborative effort by Italian composer Daniele Luppi and ingenious layabouts Parquet Courts, who occasionally resemble an indie rock band. Actually, thank me very much, Luppi is no stranger to just appearing on pop ‘n’ rock records, having helped orchestrate a tu...view item
Here we are again, in the court of Parquet Courts. Okay, that didn’t work. Last time we checked in with these slackbros, they were doing their guitar music in MS Paint, scribbling their guitars in and out of places and accidentally filling the whole thing in with garish colours. It was called ‘Monastic Living’ and everyone hate...view item
Way back in the heady days of February 2013 I awarded a full 10 out of 10 for Parquet Courts’ previous effort ‘Light Up Gold’, and now, a good hundred or so listens later, I still stand by my initial judgement. Now, 15 months and one EP later, they’re back with another. I saw this lot live in Leeds towards the end of last...view item
I’m convinced this lot have impressed me before somewhere but this seems to be the first of their records we’ve stocked so who knows where I previously encountered them. That’s not important, though. What’s important is that we’ve got their debut LP right here in our office to sell to you, and it’s really good...view item
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