Newish Music: Parquet Courts, Tally All the Things That You Broke

455Parquet Courts
Tally All the Things That You Broke
What’s Your Rupture?

Parquet Courts — they’re three years old, their official website is a WordPress site and if you like rock music you should check them out. Their 2012 full-length, Light Up Gold, is essential listening for fans of sloppy indie-rock everywhere. Whatever they’ve got planned to properly follow that up, Tally All the Things That You Broke is more a quickie to sate new fans.

The EP from the Brooklyn band opens strong, “You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now” working flute accents and haphazard guitar distortion to great effect. “The More It Works” intersperses Strokes-style garage-rock with Railroad Jerks-style 90s punk blues. Pretty great stuff.

The 90s influence is rockier with closer “He’s Seeing Paths”. Near eight minutes of free association flow, ambling and goofy. When Beck was deep into this kind of music back in his Mellow Gold days, he was at least mostly on point. Whatever — when you spell your band name “Parkay Quarts” on the record cover, you can do a thing like this.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

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