Parquet Courts will reissue their hard-to-find debut album, American Specialties, on July 30. Initially launched in 2011, the yr earlier than their breakout LP Light Up Gold, the 11-track document has now been mastered (by Total Control’s Mikey Younger) and packaged with a zine designed by the band’s Andrew Savage. Bassist Sean Yeaton wrote expanded liner notes for the reissue, which is restricted to 1,800 copies.
Late final yr the band shared On Time, a live performance movie celebrating their tenth anniversary, together with a beforehand unreleased track from the Sunbathing Animal classes known as “Hey Bug.” (Pitchfork earns a fee from purchases made via affiliate hyperlinks on our web site.)
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