New Music Tuesday 32 - Parquet Courts
Posted by Alex Bohea on June 10, 2014
A weekly feature here at The Great Divide Blog is our New Music Tuesday; introducing you to an artist or band you may not have heard of. We can’t guarantee that you won’t have heard of them, but if that’s the case, it might give you a little reminder to revisit them sometime soon.
Parquet Courts are a band hailing from the musical hub that is Brooklyn, New York and have been gracing our office playlist for sometime now. Formed in 2010, I immediately checked out this band thanks to their former credentials, namely Teenage Cool Kids and Daniel Striped Tiger, both bands that I had a lot of love for. In terms of sound, I was taken back to those bands fairly quickly and found enticing dashes of Pavement, Swell Maps and similar bands like Merchandise thrown in. Though, they stand out on their own thanks to the poetic mumblings of lead singer Andrew Savage which gives them an added niche personality. “Light Up Gold” was released in 2013 and gave birth to one of our choice office bangers – “Stoned and Starving”. Check it out below.
The Brooklyn boys are now back with a new record, “Sunbathing Animal”, released through Rough Trade Records and What’s Your Rupture? Reaction is positive and this record could definitely go on to becoming a consistent part of my summer listening.