ACL Fest Band of the Day: Parquet Courts
By Virginia Yapp
Editor’s note: This article was originally published September 24, 2013
ACL Fest set: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Bud Light
In just over 50 words: The second wave of the garage rock revival brings DIY back to the forefront, with acts like Parquet Courts working with smaller labels and smaller budgets than their early-2000s counterparts. On their 2012 LP “Light Up Gold,” the band delivers 15 raw, relentless tracks with wiseass lyrics befitting their slacker ethos.
Could share a bill with: No Age, Wild Flag, Ty Segall, the Fresh & Onlys
Texas ties: Three of the Brooklyn-based band’s four members hail from the Lone Star State; co-frontmen Austin Brown and Andrew Savage met while attending the University of North Texas in Denton.