Popcorn Colonel’s Back, Parquet Courts.

Popcorn Colonel’s Back, Parquet Courts.

According to Parquet Courts’ SELF-EVIDENT TRUTHS – or at least those published on the cover of their latest collection, Tally All The Things That You Broke – ‘THE POWERS THAT BE CHOOSE TO SURVEIL THE POOR’ although given the steady stream of sonic miscreance streaming up from the band’s Brooklyn hideout, it would appear that the powers that be continue to keep a watchful ear on our wants, wont and whatnot as well. Incoming imminently, mercifully given our ongoing obsession with Light Up Gold, are thus a couple newbies though to suggest that You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now is a return to form would be to insinuate they’d suffered a dip at some point or other, which couldn’t really be much further from the truth.

For the NYC four-piece have pretty well plateaued at the apex of unapologetically electric brat-punk for as long as a brain stoned on explicit recordings and starved of illicit substance cares to recall, and this latest, aurally led by a demented Pied Piper cajoling slurred, if still natty quips from Andrew Savage, is no exception to the rule. “Toothache’s better than heartache baby, I’ve figured that much out” he snickers knowingly, before continuing on a distinctly corporeal theme: “I guess sunburn’s better than heartburn (barely)/ Guess I never figured that out.” Either way, the precocious fomenter still has plenty of time to uproot this and the remainder of life’s more profound qualms and inquietudes, and this cerebrally nourishing number ought to ensure the donut cravings stave off a fair while longer…

Parquet Courts play this weekend’s Reading Festival, while Tally All The Things That You Broke is anticipated October 7th via New York’s What’s Your Rupture?

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