Parquet Courts Land In Spin’s Top 40 Of 2013 (So Far!)

Parquet Courts

“Stoned and Starving,” a track from NYC-based punk rock quartet Parquet Courts, was recently given the honor of being included in Spin‘s picks for the top 40 songs of the year (so far)!  The emerging band received these glowing words:

From the Velvet Underground to the Modern Lovers to Richard Hell to Jim Carroll to R.E.M. to the Dream Syndicate to Galaxie 500 to Pavement to the Strokes to countless others, there have always been heady rock bands trying to lock down an agitated, trance-like guitar-bass-drums groove over which some poetically inclined young man or other can intone cryptic lyrics with a flat affect and vaguely nihilistic/existential swagger. In 21st-century New York City, Parquet Courts are keeping the faith, shuffling nervously through Ridgewood, Queens, flipping through magazines, perusing junk food, playing scratch-offs, and savoring the feedback loveliness of the extended outro.

What do you think?   Don’t miss Parquet Courts when they play Madison’s High Noon Saloon on Saturday, June 22.  Get your tickets here.    

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