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AUGUST 1, 2, 3 . 2014 . Happy Valley, Oregon

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WATCH Light Up Gold Road Trip (Full Documentary)
LISTEN North Dakota
WATCH Live at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop KEXP SXSW 2013
WATCH Borrowed Time
LISTEN Borrowed Time
Little was said about Parquet Courts debut effort, American Specialties. Released exclusively on cassette tape, the quasi-album was an odd collection of 4 track recordings that left those who were paying attention wanting more. A year of woodshedding live sets passed before the Courts committed another song to tape. The band's first proper LP, Light Up Gold, is a dynamic and diverse foray into the back alleys of the American DIY underground. Bright guitars swirl serpentine over looping, groovy post-punk bass lines and drums that border on robotic precision. While the initial rawness of the band's early output remains, the songwriting has gracefully evolved. Primary wordsmiths A. Savage and Austin Brown combine for a dynamic lyrical experience, one part an erudite overflow of ideas, the other an exercise in laid-back observation ... READ MORE


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