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Parquet Courts, also known as Parkay Quarts, is an American rock band from New York City.[1] The band consists of Andrew Savage (vocals, guitar), Austin Brown (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Sean Yeaton (bass) and Max Savage (drums).

Parquet Courts
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Parquet Courts: from left to right A. Savage, Austin Brown, Sean Yeaton, Max Savage
Background information
OriginNew York City United States
Genres
Years active2010–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitehttp://parquetcourts.wordpress.com/
MembersA. Savage
Austin Brown
Sean Yeaton
Max Savage

Contents

HistoryEdit

The band released their debut album, American Specialties, as a limited cassette release, in 2011.[1] The band's second studio album, Light Up Gold (2012), was initially released on Savage's Dull Tools label and later reissued on What's Your Rupture? in 2013.[1] Light Up Gold received widespread critical acclaim in both the DIY underground and mainstream rock press.[2]

In 2014, the band reached #55 on the Billboard albums chart with its third studio album, Sunbathing Animal. Later in 2014, the band released "Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth" as a single under an alternative name, Parkay Quarts. Soon after they released their fourth studio album, Content Nausea, on which Sean and Max were absent, due to other commitments.[3][4]

The following year the band released a collaboration LP Ramsgate with PC Worship under the name PCPC. They also released a mostly instrumental, experimental EP, entitled Monastic Living.

On February 4, 2016, the band announced their fifth studio album, entitled Human Performance. The album was released on April 8 through Rough Trade.[5]

On October 13, 2017, the band's co-frontman A. Savage released his first solo album, Thawing Dawn, through Dull Tools.[6]. That same month the band released Milano, a collaboration album with Daniele Luppi.

 
Parquet Courts at Solid Sound Festival, 2015

On May 18, 2018, the band released their sixth LP, Wide Awake!. Wide Awake! was named 'album of the year' in an end-of-year list by Australian radio station Double J.[7]

Their song, "Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience" is featured in the video game EA Sports NHL 19.

Band membersEdit

  • A. Savage – co-lead vocals, guitar
  • Austin Brown – co-lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Sean Yeaton – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Max Savage – drums, percussion, backing vocals

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[8]
AUS
[9]
BEL
(FL)

[10]
BEL
(WA)

[11]
FRA
[12]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[14]
SCO
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[17]
American Specialties
  • Label: Play Pinball!
  • Released: 2011
Light Up Gold [A]
Sunbathing Animal
  • Label: What's Your Rupture?, Rough Trade (UK)
  • Released: June 3, 2014
55 69 181 65 55
Content Nausea
(as Parkay Quarts)
  • Label: What's Your Rupture?
  • Released: November 28, 2014
Human Performance
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Released: April 8, 2016
118 84 109 42 50
Wide Awake!
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Released: May 18, 2018
122 93 42 117 69 116 [B] 19 64 27
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Light Up Gold did not enter the US Billboard 200, but peaked at number 25 on the US Heatseekers Albums Chart.[18]
  2. ^ Wide Awake! did not enter the NZ Top 40 Albums Chart, but peaked at number 9 on the NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart.[19]

EPsEdit

Live albumsEdit

  • Live at Third Man Records (2015)

SinglesEdit

  • "Borrowed Time" 7" (2013)
  • "Black and White" 7" (2014)
  • "Sunbathing Animal" 7" (2014)
  • "Human Performance" 12" (2016)
  • "Captive of the Sun" 12" (2016)
  • "Mardi Gras Beads" 7" (2018)
  • "Total Football" 7" (2018)

OtherEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Thomas, Fred (2013-01-15). "Parquet Courts - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  2. ^ Thomas, Fred (2013-01-15). "Light Up Gold - Parquet Courts : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-02-28.
  3. ^ "Parkay Quartz (Parquet Courts) share 'Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth' and announce new album, 'Content Nausea'". The 405.
  4. ^ "Whats Your Rupture?".
  5. ^ "Parquet Courts Announce New Album Human Performance, Expand Tour, Share "Dust" Video". Pitchfork.
  6. ^ "Thawing Dawn, by A. Savage". A. Savage Bandcamp. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  7. ^ "The 50 best albums of 2018". Double J. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Parquet Courts – Chart History: Billboard 200". billboard.com. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  9. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #474". auspOp. May 26, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Belgian Positions (Vlaanderen)". ultratop.be. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Belgian Positions (Wallonie)". ultratop.be. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  12. ^ "France: Albums". lescharts.com. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Netherlands: Albums". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Discography Parquet Courts". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  15. ^ Peaks in Scotland:
  16. ^ "Switzerland: Albums". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Parquet Courts full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Parquet Courts - Billboard Heatseekers".
  19. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 28, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.

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