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Parquet Courts’ A. Savage lists his Top 10 LPs of 2017

photo: Vince-McLelland
photo: Vince-McLelland

A. Savage has had a busy year. He was nominated for Best Recording Package at the 2017 Grammmys for the artwork and design of Parquet CourtsHuman Performance (he lost to Bowie’s Blackstar), released his first solo album — the very good Thawing Dawn — as well as the collaborative album Parquet Courts made with Daniele Luppi and Karen O. All this while touring — both solo and with Parquet Courts — and co-running the Dull Tools record label. In the midst of all this he also listened to other people’s music too, and has given us his 10 favorite records of 2017, including Sleaford Mods, skronky Bay Area band The World, PC Worship, and a couple records that came out on Dull Tools (Eaters, Wiccans). Check out Savage’s list below.

Parquet Courts will be in Buenos Aires this weekend for the BUE Festival, and have West Coast dates in February with Thurston Moore and Heron Oblivion. They’ll also play Austin’s Levitation festival in April. All dates, plus a stream of A Savage’s Thawing Dawn, below.

A. Savage’s Top 10 LPs of 2017
Milk Music – Mystic 100’s (Dom America)
Wiccans – Sailing a Crazy Ship (Dull Tools)
The Stallion – Dark Side of the Wall (In The Red)
PC Worship – Buried Wish (Northern Spy)
Naomi Punk – Yellow (Captured Tracks)
The World – The First World Record (Lumpy)
Cheveu / Group Doueh – Dakhla Sahara Session (Born Bad)
B Boys – Dada (Captured Tracks)
Sleaford Mods – English Tapas (Rough Trade)
Eaters – s/t 2 (Dull Tools)

Parquet Courts – 2017/2018 Tour Dates
12/15/2017 – Buenos Aires, BA / BUE Festival
02/15/2018 – Vancouver, BC / The Imperialwith Thurston Moore, Heron Oblivion
02/16/2018 – Seattle, WA / Showbox at the Marketwith Heron Oblivion, Thurston Moore
02/17/2018 – Portland, OR / Sabertooth Music Festival – Crystal Ballroomwith Japanese Breakfast, Hand Habits, Jay Som, Cat Hoch
02/19/2018 – Sonoma, CA / Gundlach Bundschu Winery
02/20/2018 – Grass Valley, CA / The Center for the Artswith Thurston Moore, Heron Oblivion
02/21/2018 – San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore
02/22/2018 – Santa Cruz, CA / The Cocoanut Grove Ballroomwith Thurston Moore, Heron Oblivion
02/23/2018 – Los Angeles, CA / Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Foreverwith Mary Lattimore
02/24/2018 – Los Angeles, CA / Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever
04/26/2018 – Austin, TX / Stubb’s Bar-B-Qwith Ty Segall, A Giant Dog
04/27/2018 – Norman, OK / Norman Music Festival

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