Shoehorn Yourself into Cairo for Parquet Courts
by Dave Segal
on Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 3:27 PM
(Cairo) How pissed is Hardly Art that it didn't put out Parquet Courts' instantly day-brightening album Light Up Gold? This record sounds so solidly in HA's wheelhouse, it's scary: Dig this shaggy, nonchalantly tuneful garage rock augmented by genetic material in vitro'd from the Fall, the Feelies, and Wire's seminal works (sorry, it'll probably happen again). It must be especially galling to HA because guitarist Andrew Savage—whose other band, Fergus & Geronimo, issued two albums with the Sub Pop subsidiary—also lends six-string and lyrical eloquence to Parquet Courts. Oh well, Hardly Art will get over it. Meantime, you should shoehorn yourself into Cairo's minuscule confines and tap the hell out of your foot to Parquet Courts' compact, fuzzy bundles of sonic joy.