Parquet Courts, also known as Parkay Quarts, is an American rock band from New York City. The band consists of A. Savage (vocals, guitar), Austin Brown (vocals, guitar), Sean Yeaton (bass) and Max Savage (drums).
The band released their debut album, American Specialties, as a limited cassette release, in 2011. 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. Light Up Gold received widespread critical acclaim in both the DIY underground and mainstream rock press.
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.
The following year, the band released a mostly instrumental, experimental EP, entitled Monastic Living. In 2016, the band announced their fifth studio album, entitled Human Performance. The album was released on April 8 through Rough Trade. Fast forward to 2018, the band released their sixth studio album, Wide Awake!. Wide Awake! was named ‘album of the year’ in an end-of-year list by Australian radio station Double J.
Catch Parquet Courts on the following dates…
Monday 28th January – Albert Park, Auckland
Saturday 2nd February – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane
Sunday 3rd February – Callan Park, Rozelle, Sydney
Friday 8th February – Hart’s Mill, Port Adelaide, Adelaide
Saturday 9th February – Footscray Park, Footscray, Melbourne
Sunday 10th February – Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle