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Parquet Courts - Outside

Deep, complex, exciting - this is the sound of Parquet Courts in 2016.

From day one, Parquet Courts denied the slacker tag, which at the time was lumped onto any self-starting Bandcamp find churning out scrappy records at a record rate. It’s a complete contradiction, obviously. Always has been. But the more days roll by, the more Parquet Courts exist further and further away from a ‘that’ll do’ mentality. Frontman Andrew Savage’s artwork is increasingly front-and-centre, decorating murals and vending machines, of all things. And new album ‘Human Performance’ is a detailed, decorated insight into life in the city. ‘Outside’ is a fleeting glimpse - a slacker move? Don’t even ask - of their clever craft, more fully realised than ever before. Within two minutes, Savage tells a story that could develop into a feature film. Gagged by a friend’s secrets, he keeps schtum but feels his insides twist because of the guilt. It’s deep, complex and it’s the sound of Parquet Courts in 2016.

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