What's Your Rupture/Mom+Pop
Mocking is easy, even natural, when a band rises from the Brooklyn underground and quickly gets labeled Rock's next great hope. It doesn't matter than Parquet Courts never asked to be the new Strokes. It's out there and now the band and music fans both have to deal with those high expectations.
Neither is the case of Parquet Courts ...READ MORE
As one half of Ruined Fortune, Angie Garrick has already released one of the year's best punky, sludgy noise rock albums. Here, with Southern Comfort, things are significantly sunnier, albeit in a fuzzed-out, blown-out speaker kind of way. The "Suzanne" 7" is out now on Hozac Records.
Time will tell if Fucked Up's Glass Boys, the hardcore Toronto destroyers' third release for Matador (on 6.3), will also be their best. What...READ MORE
- Bill Lipold
- August 28, 2013
Those of you who were at the Grog Shop the last time Sebadoh made it to Cleveland should recognize the next track. On that particular night, Lou told some self-deprecating story and then played a new song on an acoustic guitar. Ok, Lou told a lot of self-deprecating stories that night and the band played a handful of new songs. This one stood out, however. He recounted the emotion he felt as he saw his neighbors take their children t...READ MORE
- Bill Lipold
- December 4, 2012
photo by Heather Strange
Like Australia's Eddy Current Suppression Ring, the New York via Texas band, Parquet Courts, have a rock history problem. Not too concerned with how garage rock, punk, and post-punk fit into Rock 'N' Roll's timeline, they just went ahead and combined their impressions of all three movements into one tangled mass. On a song like "Borrowed Time," you get the energy of early garage rock, the strong melodies o...READ MORE