Released: Jun 2014
Label: What's Your Rupture
Parquet Courts combine the sharp-short sparseness of Wire with the twisty talking punk of the Minutemen and the offhanded slackerisms of Pavement. In short: critical gold. Their second album tempers the tempos a bit, elongates the jams and tempts the term Dylanesque with a focus more on nervous romance than their nervous futures: "You did your heart no favors when you taught me to crawl/ Waiting by the phone I craft my next apology." From the gospel-informed rave-up "Ducking and Dodging" to the list of pleas for a "mamacita" on "Instant Disassembly," they're quickly carving a style all their own.