“Violence” by Parquet Courts

“Violence” erupts from Parquet Courts’ Wide Awaaaaake! (2018) in a riot of barbed slogans, proclaiming and exclaiming over everything from the “blazer of the Trail of Tears” to prison TV shows, against a dark drums’n’organ funk.  The band have drawn comparisons across their productive years to Pavement, Beastie Boys, the hyper-literate NY punk cognoscenti, but here … Continue reading “Violence” by Parquet Courts

“The Poet and the Witch” by Mellow Candle (1972) and Stephen Malkmus (2003)

The CD reissue spree of the early 1990s benefited those lonely, cobwebbed corner obsessives who thought the longhairs of 70s British Isles folk rock had something good going.  Those of us who scuttled after the bones the sinister Shanachie label threw to the U.S. through the ’80s were conditioned to nonexistent liner notes and brainwashed … Continue reading “The Poet and the Witch” by Mellow Candle (1972) and Stephen Malkmus (2003)