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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 »

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 an… More »

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’s… More »

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Parquet Courts Sign To Rough Trade, Announce New EP

Over the past half-decade, Parquet Courts have proven themselves as one of the most prolific and talented rock bands of this generation. Now they've linked…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2015 - 10:41 am

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…
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…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2015 - 10:43 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…
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…
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…
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…
James Rettig | January 7, 2015 - 7:51 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
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2014 - 3:19 pm
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