If you listen closely to the clip below, you’ll notice Seth Myers making a key designation in regards to Parquet Courts: He calls them “an American punk band from Brooklyn.” Not the second coming of Pavement or the keyboard-and-sampler-free return of college rock; just, you know, a punk band. Which lines up perfectly with how Parquet Courts would like to be viewed, even if it does sell their ragged but wry records short a bit. Case in point: “Black and White,” the latest single from their upcoming Sunbathing Animal LP. It’s as punchy and prickly as a punk tune should be, sure — especially that bridge, with its bright, downright blinding bursts of feedback — but it’s also yet another example of why writers and a growing legion of fans fell in love with these scrappy New Yorkers in the first place…
By Marc Hogan on 01.22.15 in News
Parquet Courts have another accolade to observe with skeptical detachment: The Texas-via-New York indie-rock revisionists just got the Jack White seal of approval. They'll release Parquet Courts: Live at Third Man Record...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.22.14 in Galleries
Wondering Sound's staff picks the year's best albums.
By Lindsay Hood on 11.05.14 in News
If you're confused about how the whole Parquet Courts/Parkay Quarts duel moniker breaks down, the difference between the two is centered around bassist Sean Yeaton and drummer Max Savage. When Yeaton and Savage are aroun...
By Marc Hogan on 10.16.14 in News
Parquet Courts early on dubbed themselves "Americana punk," and they're not through living up to the first half of that descriptor. After 2012's Light Up Gold sent critics reaching for beloved '90s college-rock reference...