PARQUET COURTS Released Their Punktastic Breaktrough Album ‘LIGHT UP GOLD’ 10 Years Ago Today

Back in time

18 August 2022

Band: PARQUET COURTS
Who: Wayward post-punks from
Austin, Texas living 24/7 in NYC
Active: Since 2012 – 7 studio LPs so far

Anniversary album: LIGHT UP GOLD
Released: 18 August 2012 – 10 years ago today

Pitchfork said: “Parquet Courts are slackers in an almost classical sense, conjuring up just about every post-collegiate, pre-responsibility tendency you can think of. Their music ably mixes skittish post-punk and bedhead-riddled indie rock, a knot of Silkworm-inspired guitar tangles and insistent Wire tempos… Their tangent-prone music flits, not always smoothly, between skittish post-punk and bedhead-riddled indie rock, a knot of Silkworm-inspired guitar tangles and insistent Wire tempos. It’s wound tight but fraying at the edges. They’re smart but they don’t always act it. They could probably play these songs a little better if they wanted to. They’re very funny, but not the kind of funny that makes you laugh much. They contradict themselves constantly. They probably wait until the afternoon to shower.” Full review here. Score: 8/10.

Turn Up The Volume: This is the album that made me an instant PQ fan. Not only their breakthrough LP but also their pure DIY no-nonsense post-punk masterpiece (so far). It’s raw, riff-roaring and rollin’ all over Beethoven. A 10/10 score in my 10/10 albums book.


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Last Sunday in Belgium at HEAR HEAR festival (photos by TUTV)