Approved: Parquet Courts
By Aly Barchi | Published on Wednesday 23 January 2013
Having played the last several years away in bands like Fergus & Geronimo and Teenage Cool Kids, Parquet Courts will on 15 Apr mark the re-release of their first LP, ‘Light Up Gold’.
A fair-sized set of smart NYC vignettes, it heaves with stifled fears, arch jibes and acid anti-establishmentarianism, its lyrics re-writing cartoonish ‘slacker rock’ labels. ‘Stoned And Starving’ for instance is, ironically given its title, a sobering story of having no money and nothing to do, something many other young Americans can sympathise with in this, the era of the ‘fiscal cliff’.
Parquet Courts play three London shows in March, the first at the Garage (as ancillaries to CMU approved The Men) on the 19th.