Parquet Courts

Posted January 16, 2014 in
(WEB)pick_parquetSun, Jan. 19

It is probably one band you’ve never heard of, but if you are nostalgic about the ‘90s, Parquet Courts is a band you should really pay attention to. Do not judge this band by its cover because its debut album, Light Up Gold is pretty horrible as far as covers go. Seriously, the only reason you would stop and look to see what band put that out is because the cover is that horrendous! But once you get passed that and listen to the music, you can’t help but to become drawn in. The songs are simple and have a homemade garage feel to the guitar work and entire recording. “Stoned and Starving” seems to be the track people are talking about. It has some extremely catchy riffs that remind me of a slower Ramones, post-punk style music, although any expert will tell you that Parquet Courts does for ‘90s indie rock what Pavement did for ‘80s indie rock; simultaneously parody and celebrate other bands. Rolling Stone named Parquet Courts as their “Band to Watch” and said nothing but good things about the guys from Brooklyn. Spin magazine even named Light Up Gold as one of their “essential” records of the year. This band is ready to get its music out there because even while touring a relentless schedule, it still managed to put out another raved about E.P., Tally All the Things that you Broke. (Derek Obregon)

Pappy and Harriets, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, (760) 365-5956; 9pm. $12-$15.


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