Listen (above) to Andrew Savage (of Parquet Courts) In Session at BBC Radio 6 doing a tribute to the late Mark E. Smith, covering The Fall's "Frightened".
Parquet Courts, featuring two dynamic lead singer/guitarists (Andrew and Austin), are one of the most creative avant garde high energy bands around. Bass player Sean did the album Yellow Kitchen last year with Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek, and Andrew, under the monicker "A. Savage", recently released a solo album of Americana-leaning songs called Thawing Dawn.
Parquet Courts are currently on a West Coast tour of North America with Thurston Moore Group (including a stop in Santa Cruz on February 22nd). Parquet Courts will play Levitation 2018 with Ty Segall at Stubb's BBQ in Austin on April 26th.
Was very impressed by the work Parquet Courts & Karen O (of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs) contributed last year to Daniele Luppi's Milano project:
Finally, here are ThisSmallPlanet.com favorite live videos we shot of Parquet Courts in Portland and San Francisco 2013 - 2016, including two version of their slacker classic "Stoned And Starving":
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