We’ve Got A File On You: Jeff Tweedy

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Jeff-Tweedy-WilcoWe’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. More »

Parquet Courts & Daniele Luppi – “Talisa” (Feat. Karen O) Video

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Parquet-Courts-and-Daniele-Luppi-Talisa-videoLast year, New York postpunk brainiacs Parquet Courts released Wide Awake!, one of the year’s better straight-up indie rock albums. But before they did that, they went left. At the end of 2017, Parquet Courts teamed up with Daniele Luppi, an Italian composer and Jack White/Norah Jones collaborator. Together with Luppi, the band … More »

9 Music Trends That Need To Die In 2019

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In the age of social media fads develop before we’ve even had the chance to deliberate, as they’re tweeted and retweeted ad infinitum. Culture is reduced to meme format, giving way to some pretty detestable content. The following list rounds up recent music trends that will hopefully be dead by New Year’s Day. More »

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

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Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists upon the world. We here at Stereogum are party to that deluge; we shared our collective conclusions about 2018’s best albums a week ago and have been More »

Watch Parquet Courts Perform With The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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Parquet CourtsParquet Courts played a one-time concert with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on Thursday night at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as part of the BSO Pulse series, a program for “bringing together the worlds of classical music and indie artists onto one stage.” Previous collaborators in the series have included Kelela, Dan Deacon, Lower Dens, Dawes, … More »

Parquet Courts – “We R In Control” (Neil Young Cover)

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Over the last month, Amazon has been getting some bands to cover artists for exclusives to their music streaming service. We’ve had Soccer Mommy covering Dixie Chicks, Snail Mail covering Courtney Love (the band), and Phoebe Bridgers covering (Sandy) Alex G. And today, Parquet Courts have released their Amazon-exclusive … More »

Maxband – “Means To An End”

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Maxband is the new project of Parquet Courts drummer Max Savage, who is jumping on guitar and lead vocals in this lineup. The New York band — whose other members Patrick Smith, Tim Nelson, and Eric Read hail from groups including Bluffing, A Beacon School, and Bob Dylan Death Watch — is gearing up to … More »

Parquet Courts – “Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World” (Ramones Cover)

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Parquet-CourtsNew York postpunk wonders Parquet Courts made their name, in part, with a song about walking through Ridgewood, Queens while reading magazines. And now they have put their stamp on the greatest rock band that the borough of Queens has ever given us. More »

A Parquet Courts Show On A Boat Had Us Feeling Wide Awake

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Parquet CourtsParquet Courts are one of the few bands that can sing about politics with humor and eloquence, and without coming across as esoteric. Sure, their most recent album, Wide Awake!, is a verbose, referential call to reorganize systemically corrupt power structures. But even if you aren’t able to pick up on their brainy turns of … More »

The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

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Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late ’60s? National leaders were gunned down right and left. Entire generations were asserting themselves loudly. War was erupting, and nobody seemed quite certain why. People were walking on the moon. Hippie cults were chopping people up. A few … More »