Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

Meant to get to this one earlier, but Sandy has wreaked some serious havoc around these parts over the past week and only recently got power back.  Brooklyn-by-way-of-Texas band Parquet Courts play a sort of revved up, vaguely twangy post-punk that recalls the bare minimalism of Wire or Gang of Four as much as it does Eddy Current Suppression Ring.  Frontman Andrew Savage, of Fergus & Geronimo, brings a brash sing-speak charisma to the vocals in the spirit of Eddie Argos or Brendan Suppression, and the band matches his enthusiasm with sharp-edged hooks and tight rhythms throughout.  Light Up Gold is seriously taut – spitting out 15 blasting tracks in barely over a half hour.  And I thought hurricane season was over.  Buy it here.

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