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.