Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Released – 15/04/2013 (Mom+Pop / What’s Your Rupture)
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Parquet Courts are a four piece from Brooklyn, New York and possibly the most American band you’ll have heard in a while. Most notably compared to early Pavement, circa ‘Slanted and Enchanted’, they encapsulate just about everything about New York’s musical heritage; repetitive chords from Ramones, spoken word rants from the early eighties ‘No Wave’ scene, and all done with the swagger and confidence that’s impossibly Iggy Pop. They’re aware of their musical pedigree, and my god they’re going to use it.

Opener ‘Master of My Craft’ is a simple three and a half minute pop ditty, with spoken lyrics over aggressive surf guitar. This has Pavement written all over it. Continue reading