Parquet Courts Announce 2014 Dates

It’s certainly been a year to remember for Parquet Courts. Not only did they release one of the most internationally acclaimed albums of the year in Light Up Gold, they toured virtually non-stop for 9 months and somehow found time to record and release “Tally All The Things That You Broke,” an EP that both “gave the people what they wanted,” but also stretched out the Parquet Courts sonic palette. Rolling Stone named them a “Band To Watch,”Sound Opinions‘ hosts Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis listed LUG as one of their favorite albums of the year, Pitchfork devoted a Rising feature to the band, SPIN named LUG one of their “essential” records of the year, and on top of that, Bill Ferguson of The New York Times Magazine and Rob Sheffield on Rolling Stone wrote what are essentially love letters to the band. Also, check out today’s “Guest List” feature on Pitchfork with co-frontman Andrew Savage.

 

The band is taking some much needed time off at the close of their banner year, but they pick up right where they left off in January of 2014 with a hometown show followed by some west coast dates and a slot on the Australian traveling Laneway Festival. Don’t miss one of the most talked about bands of the year as they begin their effort to be the band of next year as well!

 

LISTEN TO: Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold

LISTEN TO: Parquet Courts – Tally All The Things That You Broke

 

Watch Light Up Gold Roadtrip, a film by Andy Capper: http://youtu.be/MlW3WDEBELY

Watch a full show captured at SXSW by KEXP: http://youtu.be/2rEwOhbSbeI

Watch “Stoned and Starving” at the Pitchfork Music Festival: http://youtu.be/GCA3XqiODf8

Download hi-res images and album art here: http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_pc.html

 

 

PARQUET COURTS TOUR DATES:

Tuesday, Jan. 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron

Thursday, Jan. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ White Fence

Friday, Jan. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater w/ White Fence

Saturday, Jan. 18 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe

Sunday, Jan. 19 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s

Monday, Jan. 27 – Aukland, NZ @ Laneway Festival

Wednesday, Jan. 29 – Melbourne, AUS @ The Corner

Friday, Jan. 31 – Brisbane, AUS @ Laneway Festival

Saturday, Feb. 1 – Melbourne, AUS @ Laneway Festvial

Sunday, Feb. 2 – Sydney, AUS @ Laneway Festvial

Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Sydney,  AUS @ The Standard

Friday, Feb. 7 – Adelaide, AUS @ Laneway Festival

Saturday, Feb. 8 – Fremantle, AUS @ Laneway Festival

PRAISE FOR LIGHT UP GOLD

 

“It’s tremendous, my favorite album of 2013.” – Bill Ferguson, The New York Times Magazine

“They do 90 percent of what I want a guitar band to do and make it seem offensively simple. (Even though all the bands who keep failing at it prove how hard it is.) I’ve never had a favorite band that made me feel like such a dolt.” – Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

 

Parquet Courts are making a run at the title of New York’s Best New Band.” – Jody Rosen,New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog

“It’s far too restless and alive to scan as mere retro kitsch. Songs this timeless could just as easily be from your unborn children’s debut LP.” – Chris DeVille, Stereogum

 

“Austin Brown and Mr. Savage…are astute enough to write taut, smart lyrics, and self-aware enough to arch an eyebrow while maintaining the pose.” – Jon Caramanica, The New York Times

“Warning: Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold will induce uncontrollable ear-to-ear grinning” – Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions/WBEZ.org 
4 out of 4 stars)

“Between the latter-day boho undertones, detuned guitar rave-ups, spaced-out wordiness, and low-fidelity sonics, it expertly mashes up Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Guided by Voices. Nothing out of the ordinary about any of those reference points, but Parquet Courts’ over-the-top energy, speed, and succinctness makes the combination sound fresher than anything the original elements have managed in years” – David Menconi, SPIN (8 of 10 SPIN ESSENTIAL)

“The acerbic lines Savage and Brown spit into the mic about everything from wandering through Queens bodegas (‘Stoned and Starving’) to nostalgia’s relationship with mortality (‘Borrowed Time’) invoke the old-fashioned idea of punk as something more than music.” – Harley Brown, Village Voice

 

“Wordy, messy, instantly charismatic and slowly gaining the attention it deserves.” – Chris Richards, Washington Post

 

“It’s punk rock that hurtles forward and brandishes a sneaky, sticky hook.” – John Schaefer,WNYC’s Soundcheck

 

“Hearing it again, the album feels simultaneously as rough and as refined as the city they now call home.” – Emilie Friedlander, The FADER

PRAISE FOR “TALLY ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU BROKE”

“They’re the young wise fools of New York…and their sound openly recalls all the frayed and wiry post-rock of the 80s and 90s, though their southern twang and sharp satire push them away from being revivalists.” – Jeremy Larson, Pitchfork

“If this is the future of Parquet Courts, it’s looking golden” – Brian Raftery, Rolling Stone

“Their new EP, Tally All the Things That You Broke, is primitivist punk rock at its best, and more than deserves a spot on your shelf next to former back-to-basics saviors like the Ramones, the Feelies, and the Modern Lovers.” – Miles Raymer, Esquire

 

It’s a collection that captures the yin and yang at the heart of what makes Parquet Courts so magnetic.” – David Renshaw, NME

 

Parquet Courts Online:

http://parquetcourts.wordpress.com/

http://dulltools.bandcamp.com/album/light-up-gold

http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_pc.html

WATCH “LIGHT UP GOLD ROAD TRIP,” A FILM ABOUT PARQUET COURTS BY ANDY CAPPER

PREMIERED ON NOISEY

 

MORE DATES ADDED TO MASSIVE SUMMER TOUR!

Parquet Courts and their debut album, Light Up Gold (What’s Your Rupture?), have been on a lot of people’s lips lately. The band burst on the scene from relative obscurity to become one of the most exciting and talked-about rock bands making music today, with features inRolling Stone, Pitchfork, SPIN, Under The Radar, The Village Voice, NY Postand more. That’s not normal, it’s an aberration, and only happens when the planets align and the tunes are right. It’s a strange series of events for any band to go through, and not everyone is lucky enough to have an accomplished documentarian like Andy Capper along for the ride to capture a singular three-week period during the height of it all. Capper’s work includes documentary films such as The Vice Guide To Liberia, Swansea Love Story, Lil Bub & Friendz, REINCARNATED, and music videos for A$AP Rocky, Vybz Kartel, Black Lips, and Snoop Lion. His approach to filmmaking is getting as intimate with the subject matter as possible and letting them be the stars of the piece.

 

“When bassist Sean Yeaton left his job and the safety of a desk job for the wild life of a performing minstrel, I decided to get a camera and follow him on the first three weeks of his new life,” says Capper. “We went from Mexico to Texas and London in a very short time period for the amount of great moments we had together. I love Sean and his band – Austin, Andrew and Max – and I hope that this is reflected in this short film that we made together.”“Light Up Gold Road Trip” premiered today on Noisey.

 

Watch “Light Up Gold Road Trip” here – http://bit.ly/Z66f6b

 

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Also, the band has added even more dates to an already massive US tour this summer. See dates below, new dates are bolded.

 

PARQUET COURTS TOUR DATES

Sat. April 20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Iceage and White Lung

Thu. April 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival) w/ the Roots

Sat. May 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA w/ Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Household

Thu. May 9 – Boston, MA @ Royale Nightclub w/ The Breeders

Sat. May 25 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat w/ Total Control and UV Race

Sun. May 26 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Total Control and UV Race

Mon. May 27 – Atlanta, GA  @ 529 w/ Total Control and UV Race

Tue. May 28 – Memphis, TN @ Murphy’s w/ Total Control and UV Race

Wed. May 29 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ Total Control and UV Race

Thu. May 30 – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas

Fri. May 31 – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas

Sat. June 1 – Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas

Sun. June 2 – Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico

Mon. June 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room

Tue. June 4 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe

Wed. June 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Fri. June 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

Sun. June 9 – Oakland, CA @ 1234-GO Records

Mon. June 10 – Davis, CA  @ Davis 4th

Wed. June 12 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ Naomi Punk

Thu. June 13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Naomi Punk

Fri. June 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl w/ Naomi Punk

Sat. June 15 – Victoria, BC @ Copper Owl

Mon. June 17 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux

Tue. June 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

Wed. June 19 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Thu. June 20 – Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop

Fri. June 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

Sat. June 22 – Madison, WI @ High Noon

Sun. June 23 – Bloomington, IN @ the Bishop

Mon. June 24 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups

Tue. June 25 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

Wed. June 26 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall

Sat. June 29 – New York, NY @ South Street Seaport (4knots Music Festival)

Sat. July 13 – Boston, MA @ TT The Bears w/ Woods

Sun. July 14 – Portland, ME @ Space 538 w/ Woods

Mon. July 15 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen w/ Woods

Tue. July 16 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore w/ Woods

Wed. July 17 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ Woods

Sat. July 20 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival

Mon. July 22 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar w/ Woods

Tue. July 23 – Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar w/ Woods

Thu. July 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Woods

Fri. Aug. 2-4 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

 

Parquet Courts Online:

http://parquetcourts.wordpress.com/

http://dulltools.bandcamp.com/album/light-up-gold

http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_pc.html

 

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Remaining 2013 Lineup

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THE 2013 PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP:

 

 WIRE, YO LA TENGO, M.I.A., LOW, SOLANGE, LIL B, SAVAGES, TORO Y MOI, PHOSPHORESCENT, METZ, AUTRE NE VEUT, MIKAL CRONIN, PARQUET COURTS, MERCHANDISE, WOODS, JULIA HOLTER, GLASS CANDY, ANDY STOTT, PISSED JEANS, FRANKIE ROSE, RYAN HEMSWORTH, WAXAHATCHEE, BLOOD ORANGE, DAUGHN GIBSON, EVIAN CHRIST, KEN MODE, WHITE LUNG and DJ RASHAD

JOINING HEADLINERS R. KELLY, BJÖRK, and BELLE & SEBASTIAN

 

and PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED ACTS: JOANNA NEWSOM, THE BREEDERS play Last Splash, SWANS, RUSTIE, EL-P, CHAIRLIFT, KILLER MIKE, TNGHT, SKY FERREIRA, …AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, MAC DEMARCO, FOXYGEN, ANGEL OLSEN, TRASH TALK, and TREE

 

JULY 19-21 AT CHICAGO’S UNION PARK

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Year after year, the Pitchfork Music Festival presents new, cutting edge artists and this year continues that tradition. The 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival, happening Friday, July 19-Sunday, July 21 at Chicago’s Union Park, rounds out its lineup with an extremely diverse group of emerging artists and established legends. Added to Friday’s lineup are Wire, Mikal Cronin, Woods, Pissed Jeans, Daughn Gibson, and Frankie Rose. Saturday sees more performances by Andy Stott, Solange, Merchandise, Ryan Hemsworth, Metz, Low, Savages, Parquet Courts, Julia Holter, Ken Mode, and White Lung. And Sunday now includes Glass Candy, M.I.A., Evian Christ, Yo La Tengo, Autre Ne Veut, Waxahatchee, Blood Orange, and DJ Rashad. It’s the summer’s most adventurous festival.

 

Three-day passes are currently on sale for $120 and single day tickets are available for $50 each. Three-day passes always sell out very quickly. As previously mentioned, for the full price three-day pass, the festival is offering a special layaway program that allows fans to purchase the pass in three installments.

 

PURCHASE PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS HERE:

http://tktwb.tw/Vnn09y

Visit http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com and http://facebook.com/PitchforkMusicFestival for more information. Follow @pitchforkfest for the latest news, announcements and exclusive content.

 

THE 2013 PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP:

 

Friday

Björk

Joanna Newsom

Wire

Woods

Mikal Cronin

Angel Olsen

Pissed Jeans

Daughn Gibson

Trash Talk

Frankie Rose

 

Saturday

Belle & Sebastian

Solange

The Breeders play Last Splash

Savages

Swans

Rustie

Low

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead

Phosphorescent

Andy Stott

Mac DeMarco

Ryan Hemsworth

Julia Holter

Parquet Courts

Merchandise

Metz

Ken Mode

White Lung

 

Sunday

R. Kelly

M.I.A.

Yo La Tengo

Lil B

Toro Y Moi

TNGHT

El-P

Killer Mike

Chairlift

Foxygen

Sky Ferreira

Glass Candy

Autre Ne Veut

Evian Christ

Waxahatchee

Blood Orange

DJ Rashad

Tree

 

In its eighth year, the independently run, three-day event continues to be one of the most inviting, reasonably priced, and exciting weekends of music around, offering a carefully curated lineup reflecting the best of what is happening in music.

 

In addition to its musical offerings, the Pitchfork Music Festival also features a wide array of other activities. The fest not only supports local businesses with its 50 individual vendors and specialty fairs, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole to 50,000 attendees of all ages from all over the world.

 

Pitchfork is the essential guide to independent music and beyond. With more than four million unique readers and 40 million page views per month, the site has earned an extremely loyal following and a reputation as being one of the world’s most trusted music publications.

Relapse Records Announces SXSW Showcase Set Times

Renowned independent heavy music label, Relapse Records, has teamed up with Austin, TX’s premiere heavy music festival, Chaos in Tejas, to put together an unforgettable night of auditory madness at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.  The official showcase will feature a stage curated by each group and will take place at Red 7 on Saturday March 16th from 8 PM to 2 AM.  The showcase will be free to all SXSW badge and wristband holders and open to the general public on a first come first serve basis.  Further details on the showcase will be available via the Red 7 website at this location.

The Relapse Records stage will be headlined by Savannah, GA’s sludge-rock warriors Black Tusk and feature sets from Relapse label-mates Royal Thunder, ASG, Howl, Inter Arma, and Call of the Void.

The Chaos In Tejas stage will be headlined by New Orleans bounce superstar Big Freedia and include performances from a diverse lineup including Antwon, Iron Lung, Power Trip, Merchandise, Parquet Courts and the Novice.

Relapse Records formed in 1990 and has released albums from a wide array of artists over the past 23 years including Mastodon, Red Fang, Baroness, Amorphis, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suffocation, Neurosis, Dying Fetus and many more.  The label recently released a 20 song sampler in tribute to Pat Egan, their longtime Director of Sales, who tragically passed away on Monday February 18th of pneumonia.  The sampler is available for purchase here with all proceeds benefitting his daughter’s college fund.

Chaos In Tejas takes over Austin for the 9th year May 30 through June 2.  The fest is a nice lil mix of punk, hardcore, metal, hip hop, garage rock, indie rock and all points in between from around the world.  This year’s line up features The Damned, The Bats, Infest, Iceage, Framtid, Merchandise, Grouper, the Rats, Tragedy, Andy Stott, Akitsa, the Marked Men, Terveet Kadet and much much more.  For a complete line up and more info click here and to purchase tickets click here.

 

Set Times Are As Follows:

8 – 8:35 – Call of the Void

8:55 – 9:35 – Inter Arma

9:55 – 10:35 – Howl

10:55 – 11:35 – ASG

11:55 – 12:35 – Royal Thunder

12:55 – 1:35 – Black Tusk

 

For More Info Visit:
http://www.relapse.com
http://www.twitter.com/relapserecords
http://www.youtube.com/relapserecords
http://www.RelapseRecords.tumblr.com
http://www.RelapseRecords.bandcamp.com
http://www.relapsepodcast.com
http://www.instagram.com/relapserecords

 

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Parquet Courts Announce US Tour & Share New Track

Parquet Courts are headin’ down south to the Mecca of tacos, Austin, TX, for a flurry of shows at this year’s SXSW festival. After that, they’re heading overseas to the UK for their first-ever shows outside of North America (if the NME‘s 9/10 review of Light Up Gold is any indicator of people’s excitement over there, the shows should be pure madness). Following a little time off, the band will embark on their largest tour of the US yet, part of which will see them sharing the stage with killer Australian outfit Total Control. Dates are listed below.

 

Over the past 3 months, people have been discovering Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold,and very quickly anointing it their favorite record of the year. They’re not alone, as The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, SPIN, NPR Music, The Guardian, Sound Opinions, and countless other publications and programs have joined choir. In short, this is one of those game-changing rock n’ roll records that people realize they’ll be listening to years from now. File it next to Modern Lovers and Marquee Moon, because Light Up Gold is here to stay. It’s out now on What’s Your Rupture?.

 

With the record being initially available since June, and with the wider release coming in January, people are understandably chomping at the bit for new music from the band. Well, wait not more. Here’s a b-side off their upcoming single for “Borrowed Time,” (What’s Your Rupture?) entitled “Smart Aleck Kid.” Revel in all one-minute-six-seconds of its glory. Order the 7″ here.

 

PARQUET COURTS TOUR DATES (INCLUDING SXSW):

 

Thu-March-7 New York,NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ The Men *SOLD OUT*

Fri-March-8  Mexico City, Mexico @ Auditorio Blackberry w/ Mykki Blanco

Sat-March-9 Monterey, Mexico @ Festival Nrmal

Thu-March-14 Austin,TX  @ 1100 East 5th (Pitchfork SXSW Day Party) – 2:30pm

Fri-March-15 Austin,TX @ Mohawk (Ground Control Touring Official SXSW Showcase) – 12am

Sat-March-16 Austin,TX @ Red 7 (Chaos in Tejas Official SXSW Showcase) – 9:45pm

Sun-March-17 Dallas,TX @ Club Dada (Spillover Fest)

Sat-May-4 Philadelphia,PA @ PhilaMOCA

Sat-May-25 Washington,DC  @ The Black Cat w/ Total Control

Sun-May-26 Richmond,VA @ Strange Matter w/ Total Control

Mon-May-27  Atlanta,GA @ 529 w/ Total Control

Tue-May-28 Memphis,TN @ Murphy’s w/ Total Control

Wed-May-29 Denton,TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ Total Control

Thu-May-30 Austin,TX @ Chaos in Tejas

Fri-May-31 Austin,TX @ Chaos in Tejas

Sat-June-1 Austin,TX @ Chaos in Tejas

Mon-June-3 Phoenix,AZ @ The Rhythm Room

Tue-June-4  San Diego,CA@ Che Cafe

Wed-June-5 Los Angeles,CA @ The Echo

Fri-June-7 San Francisco,CA @ Rickshaw Stop

Sun-June-9 Oakland,CA @ 1234-GO Records

Mon-June-10 Davis,CA @ Davis 4th

Wed-June-12 Portland,OR @ Doug Fir w/ Naomi Punk

Thu-June-13 Seattle,WA @ Neumos w/ Naomi Punk

Fri-June-14 Vancouver,BC @ Media Club w/ Naomi Punk

Mon-June-17 Boise,ID @ Neurolux

Tue-June-18 Salt Lake City,UT @ Urban Lounge

Wed-June-19 Denver,CO @ Larimer Lounge

Thu-June-20 Omaha,NE @ Sweatshop

Fri-June-21 Minneapolis,MN @ Triple Rock

Sat-June-22 Madison,WI @ High Noon

Sun-June-23 Bloomington,IN @ The Bishop

Mon-June-24 Columbus,OH @ Ace of Cups

Tue-June-25 Detroit,MI @ Magic Stick

Fri-Aug-2 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Sat-Aug-3 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

Sun-Aug-4 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

 

 

PRAISE FOR LIGHT UP GOLD

 

“The Brooklyn-via-Texas band makes near-perfect post-college rock, merging sharp, twitchy post-punk (Wire, The Fall, Gang of Four, The Feelies) and sweet, slovenly early-Nineties indie rock, while nailing all the right 24-or-so themes – not knowing what to do with your life, not being as smart as you thought you were, realizing the world is much bigger and weirder than you’d previously imagined.” – Rolling Stone

 

“‘I was walking through Ridgewood, Queens/I was flipping through magazines/I was so stoned and starving,’ Andrew Savage rambles on ‘Stoned and Starving,’ a dry-wit post-punk number that could almost pass for a novelty song. That careful balance is on display throughout this album, heavy with bubbling, bulbous guitars by way of Wire, the singing and songwriting mostly split between Austin Brown and Mr. Savage, who are astute enough to write taut, smart lyrics, and self-aware enough to arch an eyebrow while maintaining the pose.” – The New York Times

 

“Warning: Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold will induce uncontrollable ear-to-ear grinning” –Jim DeRogatis, Sound Opinions/WBEZ.org 4 out of 4 stars)

 

“Between the latter-day boho undertones, detuned guitar rave-ups, spaced-out wordiness, and low-fidelity sonics, it expertly mashes up Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Guided by Voices. Nothing out of the ordinary about any of those reference points, but Parquet Courts’ over-the-top energy, speed, and succinctness makes the combination sound fresher than anything the original elements have managed in years” – SPIN (8 of 10 SPIN ESSENTIAL)

 

“Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold is a gel-capsule-sized dosage of distilled NYC punk rock: vinegary smarts, reeled-off quotables…and twiggy guitars. It’s maximum-attitude, minimum-patience: not just smart, but frantically smart, blurting out everything it might have to say before the time clock expires” – Pitchfork

“The acerbic lines Savage and Brown spit into the mic about everything from wandering through Queens bodegas (‘Stoned and Starving’) to nostalgia’s relationship with mortality (‘Borrowed Time’) invoke the old-fashioned idea of punk as something more than music.” – Village Voice

 

“Parquet Courts have produced a debut that’s both instantly addictive and lastingly rewarding: a smart, snappy concoction of worldly wisdom and garage-rock gratification.” –The Guardian (5 out of 5 Stars)

 

Parquet Courts Online:

http://parquetcourts.wordpress.com/

http://dulltools.bandcamp.com/album/light-up-gold

http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_pc.html

 

Pickathon 2013 Announce Dates and Lineup! Aug. 2 – Aug. 4 In Happy Valley, OR

Pickathon is turning 15 and, like a fine wine, it just keeps getting better! Happening Friday, August 2nd – Sunday, August 4th at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR (a mere 15 minutes from downtown Portland), this year promises to be the best ever. Since day one, the idea behind Pickathon has always been pretty simple: what does it take to be the best weekend festival of the year for music lovers? This question has driven Pickathon to highly refine an experience that has few peers.

Innovation has always been at the center of this process and through the years many important elements have come together; collaborating widely on yearly diverse lineups that are built on the idea of great music being the sole criteria; refining six unique performance venues designed to create juxtaposing alternate realities; trusting important decisions can be discussed and made with our online community such as maintaining a low crowd density; becoming the only large music festival to eliminate plastic and minimize single use items; recruiting the finest food and drink purveyors in the land; focusing constantly on eliminating “normal” festival hassles, and the list goes on.

This year’s lineup is truly a high point in Pickathon’s existence. We are pleased to welcome Feist, Andrew Bird, Divine Fits, Sharon Van Etten, The Devil Makes Three, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside, Vieux Farka Touré, Howe Gelb, Lady, Shabazz Palaces, The Felice Brothers, Tift Merritt, Wayne Hancock, Marco Benevento, The Lone Bellow, Dale Watson, Foxygen, Parquet Courts, Breathe Owl Breathe, White Fence, Yellowbirds, and so much more! The full lineup is below (though there might be a few surprises along the way, so stay tuned). Also, remember, each band is at the festival for two days, playing two sets on two of six very unique stages! Where else can you see a band play an outdoor festival set in front of thousands and the next night, witness the same band in a sweaty and rollicking rock club environment? Only at Pickathon!

Pickathon founder Zale Schoenborn spoke with SPIN Magazine, which premiered the lineup this morning along with the interview. Read more about what makes year 15 special on SPIN.com.

Watch the Pickathon 2013 festival teaser here: http://player.vimeo.com/video/59966654

Tickets are on-sale today! Purchase them here: http://pickathon.com/tickets

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PICKATHON 2013 LINE-UP
Feist
Andrew Bird
Divine Fits
The Devil Makes Three
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Sharon Van Etten
Shabazz Palaces
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Vieux Farka Touré
Howe Gelb
Lady
The Felice Brothers
Tift Merritt
The Lone Bellow
Dale Watson
Foxygen
Wayne Hancock
Marco Benevento
Ginny Hawker
Parquet Courts
King Tuff
Breathe Owl Breathe
Lake Street Dive
Dirk Powell
Lightning Dust
Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole
JD McPherson
White Fence
Shinyribs
Yellowbirds
Foghorn Stringband
Shakey Graves
Caleb Klauder Country Band
Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys
I Draw Slow
Leo Rondeau
Malcolm Holcombe
Pure Bathing Culture
Sturgill Simpson
Old Light
The Cactus Blossoms
Pharis & Jason Romeo
Pickathon Squaredance with Caller Caroline Oakley

PICKATHON FOR KIDS
Diane Ferlatte
Cardboard Songsters
Cat Doorman
Circus Cascadia
Trackers Earth

PARQUET COURTS SHARE CONCERT VIDEO FOR “BORROWED TIME” AND HEAD WEST FOR THE TACOS

Parquet Courts have had a pretty exhausting, yet massively fulfilling, week. After wrapping up their first tour ever, they came home to an eager sold-out hometown crowd at Brooklyn’s Death By Audio. The critics have been (rightfully) fawning, with recent features in The Village Voice, SPIN, and Pitchfork, but what it’s really all about is bringing people together. Some fine folks managed to cobble together live ‘Courts footage from their sweaty homecoming show last Friday, to give everyone a taste of what’s up.

But the show don’t stop there, no sir and/or madam. It’s manifest destiny in the works, friends. The band is now out west, staking its claim on the unseasonably cold cities of California, Oregon, and Washington, and partaking in the tacos of the Pacific Rim. Never have the shivering palms of Cali so longed for the hot punk vibes Parquet Courts will bring along.

PARQUET COURTS LIGHT UP GOLD CD RELEASE JAN. 15TH/ Live in Pittsburgh 12/9

Since Parquet Courts quietly released Light Up Gold on their own Dull Tools label in July, there’s been a slow but steady build up to the recent bursting-at-the-seams enthusiasm. That well-deserved fervor has led to the band signing with What’s Your Rupture?, who will be releasing the CD on January 15th (WYR? will also repress Light Up Gold on vinyl for Dull Tools). Meanwhile, Stereogum has premiered the mp3 for the titular track, “Light Up Gold II,” and Pitchfork has dubbed “Borrowed Time” a Best New Track. Forget about it!

Listen to “Light Up Gold II” here: http://bit.ly/10o5J1Y
Listen to”Borrowed Time” here: http://bitly.com/Pm9Fir

The band will be bringing their tacos to your town, with east coast and southern dates on the books, and west coast dates in the works.

PARQUET COURTS TOUR DATES:

Wed. Dec. 26 – Detroit, MI @ Jumbo’s w/ Protomartyr
Thurs. Dec. 27 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ The Gizmos
Fri. Dec. 28 – Omaha, NE @ The Middle House
Sat. Dec. 29 – Kansas City, MO @ Manheiman
Sun. Dec. 30 Oklahoma City, OK @ Bad Granny’s
Mon. Dec. 31 – Denton, TX @ RGRS w/ Endless Thoughts, SIn Motivo
Wed. Jan. 2 – Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ Sweet Talk
Thurs. Jan. 3 – Beaumont, TX @ Victoria House w/ Native America, Hello Chief
Fri. Jan. 4 – Oxford, MS @ Lamar Lounge
Sat. Jan. 5 – Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm w/ Dirty Dreams
Sun. Jan. 6 – Murray, KY @ Terrapin Station w/ Quailbones
Mon. Jan. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Café Bourbon St.
Tues. Jan. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Kopec’s w/ Psychic Boots, Crappy Funeral
Wed. Jan. 9 – Washington, DC @ The Rocketship w/ Priests, Teen Liver
Thurs. Jan. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Priests, The Bike Bell Band
Fri. Jan. 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Priests

Parquet Courts Share “Borrowed Time” And Announce Winter Tour/Pittsburgh 1/8/13

LISTEN TO “BORROWED TIME”

“This record is for the over-socialized victims of the 1990’s ‘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,” writes Parquet Courts’ songwriter A. Savage in Light Up Gold’s scratched-out liner notes.

The band’s first proper LP is a dynamic and diverse foray into the back alleys of the American DIY underground. Bright guitars swirl serpentine over looping, groovy post-punk bass lines and drums that border on robotic precision. Primary wordsmiths Savage and Austin Brown combine for a dynamic lyrical experience, one part an erudite overflow of ideas, the other an exercise in laid-back observation. Recorded over a few days in an ice-box practice space, Light Up Gold is equally indebted to Krautrock, The Fall, and a slew of contemporaries like Tyvek and Eddy Current Suppression Ring.

Though made up of Texan transplants, Parquet Courts are a New York band. Throw out the countless shallow Brooklyn bands of the blasé 2000’s: Light Up Gold is a conscious effort to draw from the rich culture of the city – the bands like Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, and the Velvet Underground that are not from New York, but of it. A panoramic landscape of dilapidated corner-stores and crowded apartments is superimposed over bare-bones Americana, leaving little room for romance or sentiment. It’s punk, it’s American, it’s New York… it’s the color of something you were looking for. Light Up Gold is out now on Dull Tools.

“‘Borrowed Time’ is a huge highlight led by a propulsive earworm guitar hook and quick-paced, no frills percussion loaded with momentum.” – Pitchfork

PARQUET COURTS TOUR DATES:
Thurs., Oct. 25 – Stony Brook, NY @ Stony Brook College
Sat., Oct. 27 – Storrs-Mansfield, CT @ UCONN w/ Lightning Bolt, Lemonade
Wed., Dec. 26th – Detroit, MI @ Jumbo’s w/ Protomartyr
Thurs., Dec. 27 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Fri., Dec. 28 – Omaha, NE @ The Middle House
Sat., Dec. 29 – Kansas City, MO @ TBD
Sun., Dec. 30 Oklahoma City, OK @ Bad Granny’s
Mon., Dec. 31 – Denton, TX @ RGRS w/ Wiccans
Wed., Jan. 2 – Austin, TX @ Beerland
Thurs., Jan. 3 – Beaumont, TX @ Victoria House
Fri., Jan. 4 – Memphis, TN/Oxford, MS @ TBD
Sat., Jan. 5 – Nashville, TN @ TBD
Sun., Jan. 6 – Murray, KY @ Terrapin Station
Mon., Jan. 7 – Columbus, OH @ Café Bourbon St.
Tues., Jan. 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBD
Wed., Jan. 9 – Washington, DC @ TBD
Thurs., Jan. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Priests