Monday, August 19, 2013
Parquet Courts-You've Got Me Wonderin' Now
"You've Got Me Wonderin' Now" is everything that makes Parquet Courts wonderful compressed into one ball of manic, scuzzy, twisted energy. Tightly wound, coil-like guitars ready to unleash a blast of fuzzy, distorted noise at a moment's notice? Check. Oblique, wordy, but nonetheless earnest lyrics comparing superficial pain to earnest heartache? Check. Heavy presence of an actual musical recorder throughout the song that shouldn't work but instead adds to the song's warped charm? Check. Really "You've Got Me Wonderin' Now" is an extension of what the band can do when the make the likes of "Borrowed Time" or "Yonder is Closer to the Heart"; full fledged rockers that hold steady right on the line between between indie rock and post-punk. It's the type of frenzy that made Light Up Gold such a great album, and what will make Tally All the Things You Broke a great EP.
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