Well, your Austin Music Minute maven has done it again. DOH!
It’s tough to keep track of so many great bands, then the inevitable brain fart of epic proportions causes a stutter or two. For example, there’s today’s AMM about Parquet Courts. Last year, the Brooklyn-based quartet (some of the members are from Texas, FYI), released the EP Tally All the Things That You Broke, a solid piece of punk-rooted badassery to follow up the equally awesome Light Up Gold (2012). So confident was I in my praises of the band’s debut LP that I overlooked one important fact: Light Up Gold was actually not their debut. Their first happens to be American Specialties, tracks taken from a rough demo that (thankfully) producer David Willingham got his creative paws on in The Echo Lab in Denton and remastered into a total gem, released by Play Pinball Records. As the band will tell you, you really should check it out – if you can find a copy. American Specialties tends to be a tough one to track down, but so worth the search.
And something else worth your while: Don’t miss Parquet Courts headline a Chaos In Tejas show tonight at Red 7, 611 E. 7th St., on the outside stage. The bill includes Radio Activity and Beth Israel. Doors open at 9 p.m. Embrace the Chaos. Recommended.