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Band to Watch: Parquet Courts
Nineties kids resist nostalgia, embrace puns

Hometown: Brooklyn

Backstory: Austin Brown and Andrew Savage met at the University of North Texas in Denton, and met up again in New York, where they formed Parquet Courts with bassist Sean Yeaton and Savage's brother Max on drums. In 2012, they released a cassette-only collection called American Specialties.

Nerd Alert: Back in Texas, Savage and Brown were in a record-listening club called the Knights of the Round Turntable, and Savage played in a psych-rock band called Fergus and Geronimo.

Nick Kids: On Light Up Gold's album sleeve, Savage describes the band's inspiration thusly: "This record is for the over-socialized victims of the 1990s' 'you can be anything you want' Nickelodeon-induced lethargy that ran away from home not out of any wide-eyed big city daydream, but just out of a subconscious return to America's scandalous origin."

Teen Rock: Savage is also a member of the somewhat more Texas-y, ultra-Nineties indie-rock band Teenage Cool Kids. Focus track: "Landlocked State."


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