by Bill Pearis

Parquet Courts at Death by Audio 11/3/2014

Parquet Courts were the surprise guests at Death by Audio on Monday (11/3), playing with old friends Detroit's Tyvek. "Parquet Courts would not exist without Tyvek, no doubt," said PC's Andrew Savage on stage that night. Their DbA set leaned heavily on Light Up Gold, playing all but a couple songs from the album, plus a few from this year's Sunbathing Animal and the front half of the room was pretty much going mental for the whole show. After the show, co-frontman Austin Brown called it a "classic DbA Parquet Courts set." Setlist is below.

Parquet Courts' second album of the year (but as Parkay Quarts), Content Nausea, is out next week digitally via What's Your Rupture? (CD on 12/2, vinyl early next year) and you can stream the whole thing in this post. Made mostly by Savage and Brown on a four-track, written and recorded and mastered in two weeks, it's a little weirder than what they've done before, but its also got some of their catchiest songs yet -- including "Pretty Machines" which sounds like "Sweet Child O' Mine" if covered by Warm Jets-era Eno. Also: a fairly straight-up cover of "These Boots Are Made for Walking." Listen below.

With bassist Sean Yeaton (who'll be part of NY Rock Lottery) a new father and drummer Max Savage finishing school, Andrew Savage and Austin Brown are touring Europe as Parkay Quarts (as well as some with PC Worship members as PCPC), but the whole band will be back together for their NYC show at Webster Hall on December 11 with PC Worship and Blues Control (tickets). Parquet Courts have also just announce a 2015 North American tour staring in January. No new NYC date for that.

All dates are listed, along with the Parkay Quarts album stream and DbA setlist, below...


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SETLIST: Parquet Courts @ Death by Audio 11/3/2014
Other Desert Cities
Master of My Craft
Borrowed Time
Donuts Only
Yr No Stoner
Careers in Combat
N Dakota
Stoned and Starving
No Ideas
Yonder is Closer to the Heart
Light Up Gold II
Disney P.T.
Tears O Plenty
Dear Ramona
Vienna II
Sunbathing Animal


Parquet Courts / Parkay Quarts - 2014 Tour Dates
Thu. Nov 6 - Washington DC @ DC9 (as Parkay Quarts)
Sat. Nov 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA (as Parkay Quarts)
Thu. Nov 13 - Lille, France @ Le Grand Mix (as Parkay Quarts)
Fri. Nov14 - Paris, France @ La Cigale (as Parkay Quarts)
Sat. Nov 15 - Nantes, France @ Stereolux (as Parkay Quarts)
Mon. Nov 17 - Toulose, France @ Bikini (as Parkay Quarts)
Wed. Nov 19 - Oostende, Belgium @ De Zwerver (as PCPC)
Thu. Nov 20 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique (as Parkay Quarts)
Fri. Nov 21 - Utrecht, Holland @ Le Guess Who (as Parkay Quarts)
Sat. Nov 22 - Amsterdam, Holland @ The Vrankrijk (as PCPC)
Sun. Nov 23 - Utrecht, Holland @ Le Guess Who (as PCPC)
Mon. Nov 24 - Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall (as PCPC)
Tue. Nov 25 - London, UK @ Electroworkz (as PCPC)
Wed. Nov 26 - Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe (as Parkay Quarts)
Thu. Nov 27 - London, UK @ The Laundry (as Parkay Quarts)
Sat. Nov 29 - Koln, Germany @ Museum Ludwig (as Parkay Quarts)
Sun. Nov 30 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Frabrik (as Parkay Quarts)
Thu. Dec. 11 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall (as Parquet Courts)
Sat. Jan. 24 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (as Parquet Courts)
Sun. Jan. 25 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern (as Parquet Courts)
Mon. Jan. 26 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings (as Parquet Courts)
Wed. Jan. 28 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt (as Parquet Courts)
Thu. Jan. 29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (as Parquet Courts)
Fri. Jan. 30 - Gainseville, FL @ The Wooly (as Parquet Courts)
Sat. Jan. 31 - Tampa, FL @ American Legion Hall (as Parquet Courts)
Mon. Feb. 2 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Down Under (as Parquet Courts)
Tue. Feb. 3 - Pensecola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall (as Parquet Courts)
Wed. Feb. 4 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree (as Parquet Courts)
Thu. Feb. 5 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In (as Parquet Courts)
Fri. Feb. 6 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight (as Parquet Courts)
Sat. Feb. 7 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat (as Parquet Courts)
Sun. Feb. 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (as Parquet Courts)

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