Brooklyn has given us a lot in the way of stand out music, especially in the last decade or so. Last year the New York borough was home to these four guys who wrote and released a record with no fanfare, the album was ‘Light Up Gold‘ and the band were Parquet Courts.
Nearing a year on and the group are everywhere they need to be, playing across the world and establishing themselves as a force to watch within the style of music they create.
The band reached another milestone on Thursday evening (9th January) by making their debut network appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, playing the highlight of their album ‘Stoned and Starving‘, of which you can watch above.
A raucous yet meddling and improvised performance of the track showed off the bands live abilities, playing at a faster pace to the recording yet still keeping the main heart of the tracks best parts, including the break solos from Andrew Savage and the delve into feedback from the frontman and rhythm guitarist Austin Brown.
With the release of their EP ‘Tally All The Things That You Broke‘ back in October, the four-piece took a slight change in direction, maybe signalling their route for their second full length which may reach us this year.
Parquet Courts return to the UK next month for a three-date tour, which are as follows:
Brighton Concorde 2 (14th Feb)
Manchester Academy (15th Feb)
London Electric Ballroom (16th Feb)