world.thomson-multimedia
» » Parquet Courts - Monastic Living

Parquet Courts - Monastic Living album flac

Parquet Courts - Monastic Living album flac Performer: Parquet Courts
Title: Monastic Living
Style: Indie Rock
Released: 2015
MP3 album: 1109 mb
FLAC album: 1811 mb
Rating: 4.2
Other formats: FLAC AAC AU WMA DTS VQF WAV
Genre: Rock

Parquet Courts’ new mini-LP Monastic Living contains just one song with words; the remaining eight tracks aren't just wordless, they're also tuneless. It feels like their first true statement of total rejection

Parquet Courts, also known as Parkay Quarts, is an American rock band from New York City. The band consists of Andrew Savage (vocals, guitar), Austin Brown (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Sean Yeaton (bass) and Max Savage (drums). The band released their debut album, American Specialties, as a limited cassette release, in 2011. The band's second studio album, Light Up Gold (2012), was initially released on Savage's Dull Tools label and later reissued on What's Your Rupture? in 2013.

Album · 2015 · 9 Songs. Filled with chunky rhythmic experiments (the expansive title cuts) and psychedelic textures ( Frog Pond Plop and Poverty and Obedience ) the end result is casually transcendent

Monastic Living EP. LP (12" album, 33 rpm), Extended Play. Parquet Courts Format: Vinyl. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).

Monastic Living was the second Parquet Courts album I've heard and, if you know it, you are probably thinking "holy shit!". Bold and brash, Monastic Living takes something I want the band to do more of to the absolute limit. The challenging, tone-deaf pieces, for most people, don't serve much function outside of the initial shock value that I think PC was going for. But I quite like the weird, dissonant textures and experimentation. I'd rather have this than them falling into a pattern of releasing the same, tired and clichéd garage rock album 10 times in a row. Monastic Living is a rather powerful statement.

Both of the group's 2014 albums, Sunbathing Animal and Content Nausea, were given European issues by Rough Trade, and 2015 EP Monastic Living was exclusively released by the London-based indie institution. The release is easily the group's most abrasive, experimental recording to date, consisting either of extended, repetitive workouts or shorter, fragmentary pieces.

Parquet Courts have just signed with Rough Trade, and they’re releasing a new EP on Nov. 13, titled Monastic Living. The tracklist hasn’t yet been revealed, but that’s the album’s cover art. The band has also lined up some tour dates this fall in support of the new EP. Check those out below. Monastic Living follows last year’s Sunbathing Animal. Parquet Courts tour dates: 8/27 London, England – Birthdays 8/28 Reading, England – Reading Festival 8/29 Leeds, England – Leeds Festival 8/30 Paris, France – Rock En Seine 9/2 Galway, Ireland – Roisin Dubh 9/3 Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s 9/4 Belfast,.

Released November 27, 2015. Monastic Living Tracklist. 1. No, No, No! Lyrics. 2. Monastic Living I Lyrics. 3. Elegy of Colonial Suffering Lyrics. Much like someone who is a monk or a nun, or whatever faith the monastic positions apply to, my heart and mind is devoted to Parquet Courts in a way a monk’s heart and mind might be devoted to a higher power

Tracklist

A1 No, No, No! 1:11
A2 Monastic Living I. 7:01
A3 Elegy Of Colonial Suffering 1:10
A4 Frog Pond Plod 1:31
A5 Vow Of Silence 5:52
B1 Monastic Living II. 6:31
B2 Alms For The Poor 0:46
B3 Poverty & Obedience 1:12
B4 Prison Conversion 8:00

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rough Trade
  • Copyright (c) – Rough Trade
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BF0021G
  • Lacquer Cut At – Optimal Media GmbH – BF0021G

Credits

  • Lacquer Cut By – KR
  • Producer – Parquet Courts
  • Written-By – Parquet Courts

Notes

© & ℗ 2015 Rough Trade Records 66 Goldborne Road London W10 5PS / 304 Hudson St. Suite 701, New York City, NY 10013
Comes with digital download card.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 883870077217
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BF0021G-01 A1 KR RTRADST772
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BF0021G-C1 C1 KR RTRADST772


Comments: (9)
Akinonris
This is the best thing they've done or will ever do.
Iaiastta
To all these disappointed folks: Parquet Courts always had an experimental side. No cheating or joke with this one... Title says "Monastic living". Don't blame them for bringing monastic music...
Darkraven
very steve reich-y. i enjoyed this album and continue to enjoy it as background music. i frequently used it during college to act as white noise while i'd study or write. kept me focused and provided inspirational ambiance. it is by no means your typical parquet courts album. it's one of fuzzy meditations, as depicted by it's pleasing cover art. do not buy this album if you're looking for something like content nausea, light up gold, or human preformance. you will be dissapointed like everyone else in this review section.
Eng.Men
Bought this as my 'Random Record". I have never heard of Parquet Courts before and will never hear of them again. I feel as if I was cheated out of my money. The first song, "No, No, No!" was... reasonable. The rest of the songs just feel like a joke. Some people may like this, but it is not for me.
Gaudiker
You are an idiot. It's like listening to Metal Machine music and never listening to Lou Reed ever again.
Llbery
Check out any of their other records, including the one under their alternate name Parkay Quartz. They are a great band. They just wanted to ruffle feathers and make some kind of statement with this release, so they released an "art" record.
Tori Texer
Amazing. Just amazing! Without a doubt their most avant garde release since American Specialities. Casual fans who only enjoy Light Up Gold will probably be disappointed but this is a fantastic, adventurous record by a band who refuse to become stagnant.
Rolorel
great instrumental tracks
MARK BEN FORD
Really disappointing, honestly. This whole album just feels like a joke. I suppose the whole theme was a vow of silence (after No, No, No! at least) but it just felt beyond repetitive. It amazes me that anyone can find this listenable.