by Bill Pearis
Parquet Courts in Brooklyn in 2012 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Texas ex-pats Parquet Courts (featuring members of Fergus & Geronimo, Wax Museums, and Keepsies) call Brooklyn their home now but are currently on tour supporting their genuinely awesome debut album, Light Up Gold, which came out last summer on the band's own Dull Tools label but is being reissued by What's Your Rupture on January 15. You can stream it below.
Parquet Courts tour is currently in Texas, playing Beerland tonight (1/2) with Sweet Talk and Endless Thoughts. It's part of Free Week so use what you would've payed to get in to buy the album. On Thursday (1/3) the band play co-frontman Austin Brown's hometown of Beaumont at Victoria House.
Meanwhile, both Brown and Andrew Savage (ex-Fergus) contributed end-of-year lists to Pitchfork. Savage's includes Field II, the most recent from Denton punks Wiccans (which Savage used to be in). Austin resident and Matador Records chief Gerard Cosloy also put that album on his Best of 2012 list and you can stream it in its entirety below too.
A list of dates and streams below...
PARQUET COURTS - 2012 TOUR DATES
WED JAN 2 AUSTIN, TX @ BEERLAND w/ Sweet Talk, Endless Thoughts
THUR JAN 3 BEAUMONT, TX @ VICTORIA HOUSE w/ Native America, Hello Chief
FRI JAN 4 OXFORD, MS @ LAMAR LOUNGE
SAT JAN 5 NASHVILLE, TN @ THE OWL FARM w/ Dirty Dreams
SUN JAN 6 MURRAY, KY @ TATER-TOT MANSION w/ Quailbones
MON JAN 7 COLUMBUS, OH @ CAFE BOURBON ST w/ Connections, Psychedelic Horseshit, WV White
TUES JAN 8 PITTSBURGH, PA @ THE VATICANT w/ Psychic Boots, Crappy Funeral
WED JAN 9 WASHINGTON, DC @ THE ROCKETSHIP w/ Priests, Teen Liver
THUR JAN 10 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ KUNK FU NECKTIE w/ Priests, The Mike Bell Band, Amanda X
FRI JAN 11 BROOKLYN, NY @ DBA w/ Priests, PC Worship, In School
MON JAN 14 SAN DIEGO @ SODA BAR
TUES JAN 15 LOS ANGELES @ THE ECHO
WED JAN 16 SAN FRANCISCO @ HEMLOCK TAVERN
FRI JAN 18 PORTLAND @ BUNK BAR w/ Naomi Punk, Nucular Aminals
SAT JAN 19 SEATTLE @ CAIRO w/ Naomi Punk