Koala Temple, Pentagraham Crackers
Jun 18, 2013
Doors at 09:00
Parquet Courts' special breed of "Americana punk" began in 2011 when some former Texans who had relocated to Brooklyn began practicing and gigging regularly. The band was centered around Fergus & Geronimo songwriter Andrew Savage and also included guitarist Austin Brown, bassist Sean Yeaton, and drummer Max Savage. Much like inTeenage Cool Kids, the band Andrew Savage still split his time with back in his hometown of Denton, Texas, Parquet Courts produced noisy indie rock with jagged punk edges borrowed from late-'90s guitar-heavy alternative acts. The band played often in the greater New York area and released its first album, American Specialties, exclusively on cassette in late 2011. A more widely distributed full-length, Light Up Gold, was issued on the Dull Tools label in the summer of 2012, and the band's first U.S. tour followed by the end of the year. Light Up Goldquickly caught on and was reissued on Brooklyn label What's Yr Rupture in early 2013 to wider distribution.
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