by Bill Pearis

Parquet Courts, SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Parquet Courts

It's that time of year again, when The L Magazine picks their all-NYC "8 Bands You Need to Hear." Like usual, it probably includes some bands you've already heard, some you've maybe heard of, and some names new to you. Parquet Courts are without a doubt the band on the list. Here are their 2013 picks with their next NYC show (if applicable):

Free Time
Parquet Courts (April 20, Bowery Ballroom w/ Iceage)
Coastgaard (May 1, Mercury Lounge)
Juniper Rising (April 11, Death by Audio)
Celestial Shore (April 18, Silent Barn)
Caged Animals
Big Ups (tonight [4/10], Shea Stadium)
The Denzels

So who should've made their list but didn't? Who shouldn't have been on the list? Streams from all eight bands if you wanna check out any you haven't heard.

As mentioned, The L Magazine is celebrating its and Kanine Records' 10th anniversary tonight (4/10) at Union Pool with complimentary drinks and performances from Montreal's Valleys, Royal Baths offshoot LODRO and Xray Eyeballs. RSVP is now closed for this free event.

Cover to the "8 Bands" issue of The L, plus those music streams, are below.

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