There's only one thing more fun than listening to Parquet Courts: actually BEING in Parquet Courts.
Veterans of the city's punk scene, Parquet Courts have been in more deadbeat jobs than they care to remember. Yet last something funny happened, with debut album 'Light Up Gold' becoming a cult hit.
Spreading slowly, gradually via word of mouth and online buzz, the album was packed to the gunnels with impish, deviant punk thrills - all delivered with a wink 'n' a nudge, of course.
Quitting their jobs and hitting the road, Parquet Courts took their music around the world. British journalist / film maker Andy Capper followed, and recently gathered the footage into a short documentary.
The results are steeped in Capper's style, but Parquet Courts' natural likeability shines through. In the words of Andy Capper: When bassist Sean Yeaton (bassist) left his job and the safety of a desk job for the wild life of a performing minstrel, I decided to get a camera and follow him on the first three weeks of his new life. We went from Mexico to Texas and London in a very short time period for the amount of great moments we had together. I love Sean and his band — Austin, Andrew and Max — and I hope that this is reflected in this short film that we made together."
Watch it now.
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Parquet Courts have confirmed plans for two UK shows:
18 Brighton The Great Escape
19 London 100 Club