Punk whiz kids follow a great album with a bonus rant-off
The art-punk dudes in Parquet Courts have already chalked up one of 2014's kickiest guitar LPs, Sunbathing Animal. Why slow down now? They banged this one out in about two weeks, as the alter ego Parkay Quarts. The title tune is their high-speed manifesto against click bait and comment sections: "Content, that's what you call it/An infant screaming in every room in your gut." They do a sincere version of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," as well as the 13th Floor Elevators' lost hippie classic "Slide Machine." And "Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth" is demented Highway 61 grandeur. These guys will try anything once – except being boring.