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6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Saturday

There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a quick burst of chaos. Just as Saturday afternoon was getting going in Chicago, a quick but torrential downpour sent the entire mob of people at Union Park scrambling for cover. It let up just long enough for four really good Ex Hex songs, and then it came back… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 19, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage Announces First Solo Art Exhibition

Before Andrew Savage became the frontman of Parquet Courts, he studied painting at the University Of North Texas. He’s been behind most of the band’s iconography since their inception, and has designed the album artwork for all three (four, if we count Content Nausea) of their records. This month, he’ll have his first-ever solo artwork… More »

By: James Rettig / July 1, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Parquet Courts – “Pretty Girls” (Joey Pizza Slice Cover)

New York punk rockers Parquet Courts released two albums last year — the great Sunbathing Animals and the very good Content Nausea, released under the band’s Parkay Quarts alter-ego. This year, though, the band has only given us a Live At Third Man album. So it’s welcome news that the band has a pair of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2015 - 10:43 am

Streets Of Philadelphia: How The Former “Sixth Borough” Became Rock’s First City

There’s a small plastic turtle on the dashboard of Cayetana’s old blue van. Her name is Tracy. She wears red glasses and does a little side-to-side dance. The van’s name is “Fast Car,” after the Tracy Chapman hit that the band cranks every time they head out to the next show. They’re aware it’s a… More »

By: Stereogum / June 8, 2015 - 11:38 am

Fans With Parquet Courts Tattoos Get Free Concerts For Life

If you have chosen to emblazon your body with a tattoo in tribute to Brooklyn indie-rock mainstays Parquet Courts, then good news! Your decision will earn you free admission to Parquet Courts concerts for life. The band members explain in a recent post on their website:… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 25, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Parquet Courts Announce Live At Third Man Records LP

After releasing two albums under two slightly different guises last year, Parquet Courts are cranking out yet another record, but this time it’s a live LP. Between these guys and Ty Segall, it seems our nation’s leading garage rockers are reclaiming the lost art of the live album. Parquet Courts: Live At Third Man RecordsMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 22, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Parkay Quarts – “Pretty Machines” Video

A few months ago, sardonic New York postpunkers Parquet Courts capped off a really, really great 2014 by releasing the quickie album Content Nausea under the name Parkay Quarts. The album, a bit punchier and more casual than the great Sunbathing Animal, is still full of the sort of sidelong hooks and endlessly quotable lyric… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 10:37 am

Watch Parquet Courts Perform “Bodies Made Of” On Letterman

The holiday season has passed, which means it’s time for the late-night shows to get back to their regularly scheduled musical performances. Parquet Courts graced the Late Show With David Letterman stage last night to do their Sunbathing Animal track “Bodies Made Of.” It’s clear Letterman likes these guys: at the end of the song,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 7, 2015 - 7:51 am

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

Watch Parkay Quarts Play “Content Nausea” On Le Grand Journal

The Parquet Courts side project Parkay Quarts released Content Nausea this week, and they performed the title track on the French TV show Le Grand Journal last night. Andrew Savage and Austin Brown were backed by PC Worship members Justin Frye and Shannon Sigley, their bandmates in the supergroup PCPC, so technically this was more… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2014 - 6:50 pm

Stream Parkay Quarts Content Nausea

New York’s Parquet Courts have already released one album this year: The hectic, sardonic, generally great Sunbathing Animal. Next week, they’ll follow it up with another one. Band members Andrew Savage and Austin Brown recorded most of the new Content Nausea by themselves, without the input of the rest of the band, so they’re using… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 5, 2014 - 10:42 am

Members Of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan, & More To Join Forces For Brooklyn Rock Lottery 5

I first learned about the music scene roulette known as the Rock Lottery when some industrious creative types in Columbus started throwing their own annual holiday spinoff, the Rock Potluck, about a decade ago. But Rock Lottery, which returns to Brooklyn for the fifth time this December with a star-studded lineup, actually had its root… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

PCPC – “Fell Into The Wrong Crowd”

Parquet Courts recently announced they’d be releasing an album called Content Nausea under their Parkay Quarts alias, their second LP of 2014 after Sunbathing Animal. And now, PCPC — the supergroup that brings together members of Parquet Courts and PC Worship — have released a new song. It’s called “Fell Into The Wrong Crowd,” and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 29, 2014 - 10:13 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There were a ton of great songs released this week, but let’s take that fact out of the equation for a second. This might be the most eclectic group of tracks we’ve featured in 5 Best Songs; the only thing they have in common is that they’re all great. We’ve got searing punk rock rubbing… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Parquet Courts – “Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth”

The New York-via-Texas band Parquet Courts already released one album this year; the great Sunbathing Animal came out only a few months ago. But they’ve already announced another one, and this time they’re using a different name. Last year, the band released their Tally All The Things That You Broke EP under the name Parkay… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2014 - 10:27 am

Parquet Courts – “This Is Happening Now”

Earlier this year, Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts gave us Sunbathing Animal, one of the most potent pieces of wiry cynic-punk in recent memory. They’re back now, with another song for the Less Artists More Condos series of benefit split singles. Parquet Courts’ contribution is “This Is Happening Now,” a song that switches back and forth betwee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 11, 2014 - 9:51 am

Parquet Courts – “Bodies Made Of” Video

Parquet Courts have released another video from their resolutely knotty post-punk party record Sunbathing Animal. The song is a reminder that yes, Parquet Courts actually do sound a lot like Pavement — come on guys, just accept it. The video, meanwhile, reminds us that seeing Parquet Courts in concert is super fun. Iain Forsyth and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 8, 2014 - 9:55 am

Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world’s biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary Somerset extravaganza. Below you can watch professionally shot footage of songs from Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Haim, Metallica, MGMT, Parquet Courts, Chvrches, Interpol,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Album Of The Week: Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal

What a great day for punk rock. My real favorite album of the week is Fucked Up’s bleary, anxious, grown-up hardcore masterwork Glass Boys, a grand and surging piece of work that I can’t write about because they’re my friends. (Our own Chris DeVille did well with that album in his Premature Evaluation, anyway.) Thi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2014 - 3:19 pm

Parquet Courts – “Black And White” Video

Today Parquet Courts release their anticipated new album, Sunbathing Animal, and to mark the occasion they’ve released a new video for the single “Black And White.” True to the song’s name it’s a black-and-white video with several screens dissolving into one another showing various New York streets. Watch it below and be sure to read… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 3, 2014 - 10:39 am
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