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Album of the Week: Courtney Barnett

Tell Me How You Really Feel Out Today via Mom + Pop/Marathon Artists/Milk! Records

May 18, 2018

In the now four years since her double EP A Sea of Split Peas announced Courtney Barnett as a force to be reckoned with in the indie singer/songwriter sphere, there has been little-to-no let up in the proficiency of this Australian 30-year-old. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Beach House, Florence + the Machine, Natalie Prass, and More

Plus Tracyanne & Danny, Mass Gothic, Future Islands, Dirty Projectors, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 04, 2018

Last week's Songs of the Week encompassed two week's worth of songs. This week we're back to normal. This week's list features lots of Songs of the Week alumni, with three of the top four being former #1s. More

Parquet Courts Share Video for New Song “Mardi Gras Beads”

Wide Awake! Due Out May 18 via Rough Trade

Apr 30, 2018

Parquet Courts are releasing a new Danger Mouse-produced albumWide Awake!, on May 18 via Rough Trade. Now the band have shared another new song from the album, "Mardi Gras Beads," via a video for the song.  More

Watch Parquet Courts Perform “Wide Awake” on “Ellen”

Wide Awake! Due Out May 18 via Rough Trade

Apr 24, 2018

Parquet Courts are releasing a new Danger Mouse-produced album, Wide Awake!, on May 18 via Rough Trade. Now the band has stopped by Ellen to perform its almost title track "Wide Awake" (unlike the album title, it doesn't feature an explanation point), which is a song Ellen DeGeneres "loves very much," so says the host when introducing the band. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2018 Issue with Courtney Barnett on the Cover

Issue 63 Also Includes Interviews with MGMT, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, The National, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Fleet Foxes, Parquet Courts, Noel Gallagher, Spoon, and More

Mar 28, 2018

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2018 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Readly and Zinio. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. The issue features Courtney Barnett on the cover. More

Lollapalooza 2018 Lineup - The National, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus St. Vincent, Jack White, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Parquet Courts, Lykke Li, Stars, and More

Mar 21, 2018

This year's Lollapalooza is going down August 2-5 at Grant Park in Chicago and now the lineup has been revealed. The headliners are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend, and Odesza. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Parquet Courts, Neko Case, Beach House, and More

Plus The Beat Escape, The Decemberists, Simian Mobile Disco, JB Dunckel, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 09, 2018

After a couple of strong weeks for Songs of the Week, it was more much more of a challenge this week to come up with 10 songs we were truly excited about. But we're really fully passionate about this week's Top 5 and stand behind the rest of the Top 10.  More

Mar 08, 2018

Parquet Courts are releasing a new Danger Mouse-produced album, Wide Awake!, on May 18 via Rough Trade. Previously they shared its first single, "Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience" (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared a video for another song from the album, almost title track "Wide Awake" (unlike the album title, it doesn't feature an explanation point). More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Janelle Monáe, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Parquet Courts, and More

Plus Mount Eerie, Father John Misty, Twin Shadow, Mark Kozelek, Alexis Taylor, Wye Oak, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 23, 2018

It was a crazy good week for new songs. So much so that we could only narrow down this week's Songs of the Week to 12 tracks, as opposed to our normal 10. Speedy Ortiz almost made the list with "Lucky 88," the first single off their newly announced new album Twerp Verse, but then it would've been 13 songs and we gave into superstition.  More

Feb 22, 2018

Parquet Courts have announced a new album, Wide Awake!, and shared its first single, "Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience." Wide Awake! was produced by Danger Mouse and is due out May 18 via Rough Trade. More

Feb 12, 2018

Parquet Courts' frontman Andrew Savage released his debut solo album, Thawing Dawn, under the name A. Savage last October via Dull Tolls. Mark E. Smith, the lead singer and main creative force of prolific post-punk icons The Fallpassed away last month at age 60. More

Sep 26, 2017

Parquet Courts' frontman Andrew Savage is releasing his debut solo album, Thawing Dawn, under the name A. Savage on October 13 via Dull Tolls. He previously shared the album's first single, "Winter in the South," which was followed by the crisp and sparse "Wild, Wild, Wild Horses." More

Sep 06, 2017

Parquet Courts have teamed up with Daniele Luppi for a new collaborative concept album, MILANO, due out October 27 via 30th Century. Previously they shared the song "Soul and Cigarette." Now they have shared another song from the album, "Talisa," which features the vocals of Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O. More

Aug 29, 2017

Parquet Courts' frontman Andrew Savage is releasing his debut solo album, Thawing Dawn, under the name A. Savage on October 13 via Dull Tolls. He previously shared the album's first single, "Winter in the South." Now he has shared another song from the album, the crisp and sparse "Wild, Wild, Wild Horses."  More

Seven Best Songs of the Week: TORRES, Protomartyr, Nine Inch Nails, Ben Gibbard, and More

Plus A. Savage, Tricky, Zola Jesus, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 14, 2017

The first four singles from Arcade Fire's forthcoming new album, Everything Now, seem to have gotten a mixed response from fans, but we make no apologies for naming the album's excellent and catchy first single, title track "Everything Now," our #1 Song of the Week back on June 2. More

Jul 10, 2017

Parquet Courts' frontman Andrew Savage has announced his debut solo album, Thawing Dawn, which is being released under the name A. Savage. He has also shared the album's first single, "Winter in the South." Thawing Dawn is due out October 13 via Dull Tolls. More

Feb 17, 2017

Parquet Courts released their excellent latest albumHuman Performance, back last April via Rough Trade. Last July they stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform Human Performance track "Captive of the Sun." More

Watch: Parquet Courts - “Outside” Video

Human Performance Out Now via Rough Trade

Jan 19, 2017

Parquet Courts released their excellent latest album, Human Performance, back last April via Rough Trade. Now they have shared a video for "Outside."  More

Grammy Nominations Announced: Beyoncé, Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West Lead the Field

David Bowie and Radiohead Not Up for Album of the Year

Dec 06, 2016

Oh well. After showing signs that they might welcome indie rock artists (or in some cases at least indie rock adjacent artists) into the big categories in recent years, with Album of the Year wins by Beck, Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, and Daft Punk, and Courtney Barnett being nominated for Best New Artist last year, this year it's business as usual. More

Jul 15, 2016

Parquet Courts released their new album, Human Performance, back in April via Rough Trade. Last night they stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform Human track "Captive of the Sun." More

Watch Parquet Courts as Puppets in the “Human Performance” Video

Human Performance Out Now via Rough Trade, "Performing Human" 12-inch Due Out August 19

Jun 29, 2016

Parquet Courts released their new album, Human Performance, back in April via Rough Trade. Now they have shared a video for the album's title track in which the band are puppets.  More

Under the Radar Announces May/June 2016 Issue with M83 on the Cover

Issue 57 Also Includes Interview with Lush, Primal Scream, John Carpenter, Frightened Rabbit, Underworld, Yeasayer, Frankie Cosmos, Julien Baker, Cat's Eyes, School of Seven Bells, Parquet Courts, Fear of Men, Minor Victories, Kevin Morby, and More

May 06, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our May/June 2016 issue (out May, June, and into July), which has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug. The issue features M83 on the cover. More

Listen: Parquet Courts - “Human Performance”

Human Performance Due Out This Friday via Rough Trade

Apr 06, 2016

Parquet Courts are releasing their new album, Human Performance, this Friday via Rough Trade. Now they have shared the album's title track in your final chance to try before you buy before the album is out. Check it out below. More

Listen: Parquet Courts - “Outside”

Human Performance out 4/8 on Rough Trade

Mar 24, 2016

Today Parquet Courts shared a new song off their upcoming album Human Performance called "Outside." More

Watch Parquet Courts Perform “Berlin Got Blurry” on “Conan”

Human Performance Due Out April 8 via Rough Trade

Mar 03, 2016

Parquet Courts are releasing their new album, Human Performance, on April 8 via Rough Trade. Previously they had shared the videos for "Dust," the album's opening track, and "Berlin Got Blurry." Last night they performed the latter on ConanConan O'Brien approved, telling the band at the end, "That was great, I like that hook."  More

Watch: Parquet Courts - “Berlin Got Blurry” Video

Human Performance Due Out April 8 via Rough Trade

Feb 25, 2016

Parquet Courts are releasing their new album, Human Performance, on April 8 via Rough Trade. Previously they had shared the video for "Dust," the album's opening track. Now the band has shared a video for "Berlin Got Blurry," which was fittingly shot in Berlin. More

Parquet Courts Announce New Album, Share Video for “Dust”

Human Performance Due Out April 8 via Rough Trade, Tour Dates Announced

Feb 04, 2016

Parquet Courts have announced a new album and shared a video for one of its tracks. Human Performance is due out April 8 via Rough Trade. Below is the video for "Dust," the album's opening track. They've also announced a bunch of tour dates, which are also below. More

Aug 04, 2015

Parquet Courts are switching labels, from the great small New York based indie label What's Your Rupture? to the much bigger but still great London based indie label Rough TradeMore

Watch: Parquet Courts – “Pretty Machines” Video

Content Nausea is Out Now on What’s Your Rupture?

Jan 15, 2015

A few months ago Parquet Courts put out a new album called Content Nausea More

Listen: Parquet Courts – “Content Nausea”

Due Out Nov 11 on What’s Your Rupture?

Nov 06, 2014

On Nov 11, Parquet Courts…err…pardon me, Parkay Quarts, will release their new album Content Nausea More

Oct 29, 2014

“Fell Into the Wrong Crowd” isn’t on the track list of Parquet Courtsforthcoming album Content Nausea. More

Oct 16, 2014

Although they already have one album under their belts this year with Sunbathing AnimalParquet Courts will release their new effort Content Nausea on Nov 11.  More

Sep 11, 2014

Parquet Courts has followed up last year’s Sunbathing Animal with a new single called “This is Happening Now.”  More

Watch: Parquet Courts - “Bodies” Video

Live at Sugarhill Supper Club

Sep 08, 2014

Releasing their newest album Sunbathing Animal earlier this summer, Brooklyn punks Parquet Courts have offered up a brand new music for the LP's opening track "Bodies." More

Jun 03, 2014

Fresh off the release of their latest album Sunbathing Animal New York punk outfit Parquet Courts have premiered a new music video for the included track "Black and White." More

May 27, 2014

Next week Brooklyn punk outfit Parquet Courts will release Sunbathing Animal, the follow-up to their 2012 breakthrough Light Up Gold. More

Watch: Parquet Courts Stop By “Seth Myers” and Play New Song “Black and White”

Sunbathing Animal is Due Out June 3 Via What’s Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop

May 01, 2014

Last night Parquet Courts stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers where they premiered Sunbathing Animal track, “Black and White.”  More

Watch: Parquet Courts – “Sunbathing Animal” Video

Sunbathing Animal is Out June 3 on What’s Your Rupture/Mom+Pop.

Apr 16, 2014

The video for Parquet Courts cut “Sunbathing Animal” is hilariously understated. More

Apr 01, 2014

Brooklyn punk outfit Parquet Courts have announced the release of their next album, Sunbathing Animal. More

Mar 05, 2014

Parquet Courts is hitting the road.  More

Watch: Parquet Courts on “Fallon”

Perform "Stoned and Starving"

Jan 10, 2014

Last night New York punk four-piece Parquet Courts made their network television debut with an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy FallonMore

Watch: Parquet Courts - “You Got Me Wonderin’ Now” Lyric Video

Featured on New EP Tally All The Things That You Broke

Oct 08, 2013

Coinciding with the release of their new EP Tally All The Things That You Broke today, New York punks Parquet Courts has shared a lyric video for one of its included tracks "You Got Me Wonderin' Now." More

Oct 02, 2013

On Oct. 8 Brooklyn punk rockers Parquet Courts will release their brand new EP, Tally All the Things You Broke. More

Aug 16, 2013

Brooklyn punk rockers Parquet Courts will follow their breakthrough album Light Up Gold with a brand new EP this fall titled Tally All the Things That You Broke. More

Parquet Courts Records New Material, Play NPR’S World Cafe

Currently On Tour Behind Light Up Gold

Jun 06, 2013

Because the punk stops for no man, Parquet Courts are back in the studio and rcording a follow up Light Up Gold. More

Parquet Courts Announce North American Tour

Share New Track "Smart Aleck Kid"

Mar 04, 2013

New York punk revivalists Parquet Courts have announced that they will embark on an extensive North American tour in support of their breakthrough LP Light Up Gold. More


Interviews

May 15, 2018

America is angry, but Parquet Courts are here to provide a cathartic release. More

Parquet Courts

Creature Comforts

Jul 26, 2016

Though no one worries about it much in an era when indie rock bands routinely jump to major labels and continue on with their integrity intact, there was a time not too terribly long ago when a band's decision to sign to a label with deeper pockets was greeted with trepidation. More


Reviews

Wide Awake!

Wide Awake!

Rough Trade

May 18, 2018

Wide Awake! is Parquet Courts' fifth album (or seventh, if you include the trimmings of Parkay Quarts and last year's Daniele Luppi collaboration) in as many years, with scarily prolific Andrew Savage releasing his first solo album late last year as well.  More

Human Performance

Human Performance

Rough Trade

Apr 07, 2016

Andrew Savage works through tough emotions on the title track to the new Parquet Courts record. He questions his own emotional sincerity after a breakup and parses whether his reactions were the result of societal programming. Was he acting, giving a "human performance?" Did he, in his words, simply behave as a malfunctioning apparatus? More

Monastic Living EP

Monastic Living EP

Rough Trade

Nov 09, 2015

Hell-bent on grappling with moderate success on their own terms, Parquet Courts open Monastic Living with the straightforwardly titled "No, No, No!," which finds them rejecting everything that can be stuffed into a 73-second song. Fair enough. However, after this fairly enlightened burst of primitive punk, the band settles into a numb groove that aims for No Wave devolution but arrives at little more than an audible grumpiness. More

Sunbathing Animal

Sunbathing Animal

What's Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop

May 30, 2014

With their third full-length, Parquet Courts seemed at a precipice. They'd released a well-received album that had gotten national attention in Light Up Gold, and a blistering EP just a year later. More

Tally All the Things That You Broke EP

Tally All the Things That You Broke EP

What's Your Rupture?

Oct 09, 2013

Parquet Courts' new EP starts out on familiar territory with the first two tracks' laid-back, irreverent garage punk, and then it all gets a little bit weirder. More