- Heather Strange
- Parquet Courts
If there's one album from 2012 that I overlooked when I made a list of my favorite LPs of the year
, it's probably Parquet Courts' Light Up Gold
, wherein the Brooklyn band play a breathless run of airtight indie rock, each track sharing a similar riff, tempo, and sound. As much as I enjoyed the album, I was more impressed by their performance at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival
, where they improbably reproduced
a gapless run-through of their record. The band recently announced a new EP, Tally All the Things That You Broke
, and the first leaked track off the release could be tacked on to the end of Light Up Gold
without anyone noticing that it's on a different record. There are the same metronomic guitar strums and loose-lipped drawl from Light Up Gold
, as well as Parquet Courts' secret weapon—their unflappable, country-music-tight drummer. The only difference in "You've Got Me Wonderin' Now" is the random presence of a Flutophone skronk-whistling its way through the tune, a welcome if odd addition to the band's linear indie-rock tracks. Tally All the Things That You Broke
comes out October 8 on What's Your Rupture?
—today's 12 O'Clock Track
is below the jump.