#8 Album of 2013: Light Up Gold, by Parquet Courts / by Rollie Agado

One of San Antonio's best kept secrets is FM 91.7 - MUSIC FOR LISTENERS program that airs 12:00am to 3:00am on Saturday Mornings.  In addition to spinning and exposing listeners to really incredible music - they also put on some really important shows around Central Texas.

I discovered: Light Up Gold, by the Parquet Courts through the show in early February and picked put their album after listening to the single Borrowed Thyme.

Their sound reminds me of Richard Hell and the Voidoids, the Buzzcocks and early WIRE.  Those comparisons in many ways however are a little lazy in that they also sound a lot like a number of other energetic contemporary acts such as TRAAMS and Black Lips.

There's something suspiciously authentic about the recording...  it doesn't seem laboursome (sp?), like when you listen to Best of Friends by Palma Violets.  

There's an air of effortlessness in the recording and that's why I dig record so much.

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