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Parquet Courts on World Cafe | June 5, 2013

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Nonchalant raw riffage and perfect off-the-cuff lyrics are what attracted me to Light Up Gold, the second full-length album from the Brooklyn indie-rock band Parquet Courts.

On this edition of World Cafe, we were lucky enough to hear three new songs that were written after the release of Light Up Gold. We can't say what will become of them, but "Dear Ramona," in particular, is extraordinary.(Link)

Photo Credit: Keven Pedersen/Courtesy of the artist

Tracklist:

(( )) for interlude music

Hour 1

Townes Van Zandt “Dead Flowers” The Big Lebowski Soundtrack
Richard Thompson “Good Things Happen to Bad People” Electric
Mikal Cronin “Weight” MCII
((Cake “Sheep go to Heaven” Prolonging the Magic))
Parquet Courts “Light Up Gold” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Parquet Courts “Dear Ramona” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Parquet Courts “Got Me Wondering Now” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Parquet Courts “The More I Use it the More it Works For Me” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Nick Lowe “So it Goes” Jesus of Cool))
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers “Government Centre” Roadrunner, Roadrunner: The Beserkley Collection
The Velvet Underground “Rock & Roll” Loaded
Langhorne Slim & the Law “The Way We Move” The Way We Move
Bell X1 “The End is Nigh” Chop Chop
Foster the People “Don’t Stop” Torches
((The Soft Pack “Mexico” The Soft Pack))

Hour 2

Rilo Kiley “Portions for Foxes” More Adventurous 
Phoenix “Entertainment” Bankrupt 
Givers “Up, Up, Up” In Light
The Beach Boys “Don’t Worry Baby” Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of the Beach Boys 
Feist “Secret Heart” Let It Die
Treetop Flyers “Things Will Change” The Moutain Moves
((Everest “Into Your Soft Heart” Ghost Notes))
The Shouting Matches “Gallup, NM” Grownass Man
Julian Cope “World Shut Your Mouth” Floored Genius
Alt-J “Tesselate” An Awesome Wave
Andrew Bird “Fitz and Dizzyspells” Noble Beast
((Birdmonster “The Iditarod” From the Mountain to the Sea))
Nada Surf “Whose Authority” Lucky
Villagers “Nothing Arrived” Awayland
Kindness “Swinging Party” World You Need a Change of Mind”
Elliott Smith “Miss Misery” New Moon
((Beth Orton “She Cries Your Name” Trailer Park))