Posted in music | pictures on January 14, 2013

photos by Ivey Haber; words by Bill Pearis

Parquet Courts
Parquet Courts

Texas ex-pats Parquet Courts released their debut album, Light Up Gold, back in August on their own Dull Tools label and the record (and band) have been building buzz ever since. The album gets a repress this week via Brooklyn indie label What's Your Rupture? and the band played a re-release party at Death by Audio on Friday (1/11) in celebration, which was also the last date on the band's first tour.

Not sure how the rest of the world feels about the band but Parquet Courts definitely have New York's attention, and with features in The Village Voice and Pitchfork, the show hit capacity about two songs into the second band of the night's set. It was as packed as I've seen DbA which was also sporting new art on the wall behind the stage, an angular collage by Maya Hayuk. Bye bye Marissa Paternoster dog illustration and giant head of DbA's Edan Wilber.

Despite co-frontman Austin Brown being under the weather and the somewhat obtrusive presence of an onstage videographer, Parquet Courts put on a great set and the crowd was primed to dance to Light Up Gold standouts like "Borrowed Time," "Donuts Only" and the album's title track. A bit of stage diving too, via a perfectly-timed leap from Beach Fossils' Dustin Paysuer between the one-two punch of "Master of My Craft" and "Borrowed Time." (Austin Brown also jumped into the frey, playing guitar on his back across the sweaty crowd.) With the album being one of the more quotable in recent memory, there was a lot of shouting along as well. In addition to most of Light Up Gold, the band also delivered a nice cover of The Kinks' "This Strange Effect."

Parquet Courts head to the West Coast this week for some shows in California and a few in the Pacific Northwest with Naomi Punk. Those dates are listed below.

Earlier in the night we got sets from bad trip noiseniks PC Worship, the skeletal post-punk of Household and Washington DC's riot grrl-esque Priests. Picturess of their sets, plus a few more shots of Parquet Courts are below.

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Household

Household

Household

Priests

Priests

Priests

Priests

Priests

Priests

Household

Household

PC Worship

PC Worship

PC Worship

PC Worship

PC Worship

PC Worship

Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts - 2013 Tour Dates
01/15/2013 Los Angeles , CA / the Echo
01/16/2013 San Francisco, CA / the Hemlock
01/18/2013 Portland, OR / Bunk Bar with Naomi Punk
01/19/2013 Seattle , WA / Cairo with Naomi Punk

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Comments (13)

Terrible photos.
Why would you shoot a band like you're shooting insects? Get rid of the macro lens fool.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 5:18 PM

Hate to have to join in on a photographer ragging session but a photo like the solo one chosen to represent Household are totally useless. It doesn't convey any sense of the band or the event itself. Only useful if she's selling that guitar on ebay.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 5:28 PM


Yes. I agree. These photos are wack as fuck

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 5:44 PM

4th. Worst photos ever. Toilet seat, guitarist without head, guy smoking, empty stage, tatooed drummer hands, band pins on wall, another guitarist without head.

Just awful.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 5:55 PM

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THESE IGNORAMUSES! The photos are great.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2013 9:59 PM

The dude in the second photo got some bright ass teeth. Scope goes a long way I guess.

Posted by wow | January 14, 2013 10:09 PM

These photos ARE great! not paying attention to ignoramuses, also paying close attention to Priests photos, cause they are real RAAAAAl good. All are solid.

Posted by Ray | January 15, 2013 12:34 AM

Photos are fine but I want to see the pit

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 9:28 AM

is that the chick from treme?

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 4:10 PM

Yes 4:10

That is India Ennenga, who plays Sofia on Treme. I have seen her out at a few shows. My friend fucked her a month or so ago. Said it was amazing pussy fyi.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 4:34 PM

What's the big deal everyone calm down

Posted by Anonymous | January 21, 2013 1:29 AM

I think they are good photos personally.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 30, 2013 7:16 PM

Excellent photos. thank yo!

Posted by Easy | August 11, 2013 8:26 AM

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