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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 A. Savage (vocals, guitar), Austin Brown (vocals, guitar), Sean Yeaton (bass) and Max Savage (drums).

Parquet Courts
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Parquet Courts: A. Savage, Austin Brown, Sean Yeaton, Max Savage
Background information
Origin New York City United States
Genres
Years active 2010–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website http://parquetcourts.wordpress.com/
Members A. 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 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]

 
Parquet Courts at Solid Sound Festival, 2015

On May 18, 2018, the band released their sixth studio album, Wide Awake!.

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
[7]
AUS
[8]
BEL
(FL)

[9]
BEL
(WA)

[10]
FRA
[11]
NLD
[12]
NZ
[13]
SCO
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
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.[17]
  2. ^ Wide Awake! did not enter the NZ Top 40 Albums Chart, but peaked at number 9 on the NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart.[18]

EPsEdit

Live albumsEdit

  • Live at Third Man Records (2015)

SinglesEdit

  • "Borrowed Time" 7" (2013)
  • "Sunbathing Animal" 7" (2014)
  • "Human Performance" 7" (2016)
  • "Mardi Gras Beads" 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. ^ "Parquet Courts – Chart History: Billboard 200". billboard.com. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #474". auspOp. May 26, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Belgian Positions (Vlaanderen)". ultratop.be. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  10. ^ "Belgian Positions (Wallonie)". ultratop.be. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  11. ^ "France: Albums". lescharts.com. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  12. ^ "Netherlands: Albums". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  13. ^ "Discography Parquet Courts". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved August 14, 2018. 
  14. ^ Peaks in Scotland:
  15. ^ "Switzerland: Albums". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  16. ^ "Parquet Courts full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 
  17. ^ a b "Parquet Courts - Billboard Heatseekers". 
  18. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. May 28, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018. 

External linksEdit