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 between a serrated jangle that reminds me of the Fall and a hyperspeed tantrum that reminds me of the Circle Jerks. It shares space with “Spike Train,” a deadpan DIY new wave number from the Brooklyn band Future Punx. Listen to both songs below.

You can buy the split 7″ at Bandcamp, and proceeds go to the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save The Music.