Stream Parquet Courts' Spazzy One-Minute Wonder 'Smart Aleck Kid'

B-side from "Borrowed Time" single, due out March 18

Parquet Courts
Parquet Courts / Photo by Ben Rayner
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Brevity is the soul of ... something. Whatever it is, Parquet Courts' 15-song, 33-minute Light Up Gold is full of the stuff. "Smart Aleck Kid," the B-side of a seven-inch due out March 18 for the album's "Borrowed Time," is even brevity-er. It's one minute and six seconds of smart alecks shouting the phrase "smart aleck kid" four times and other mostly indecipherable phrases uncountable times. While trying to knock themselves off their own jackhammers and/or pogo sticks. Apathy! Anger! We've said too much already.

Parquet Court tour dates:

March 7 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ the Men
March 8 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Auditorio Blackberry w/Mykki Blanco
March 9 - Monterrey, Mexico @ Festival Nrmal
March 14 - Austin, TX @ 1100 East 5th (Pitchfork SXSW Day Party) - 2:30 p.m.
March 15 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Ground Control Touring Official SXSW Showcase) - 12 a.m.
March 16 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 (Chaos in Tejas Official SXSW Showcase) - 9:45 p.m.
March 17 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada (Spillover Fest)
May 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
May 25 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat w/Total Control
May 26 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/Total Control
May 27 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Total Control
May 28 - Memphis, TN @ Murphy's w/Total Control
May 29 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/Total Control
May 30 - Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
May 31 - Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
June 1 - Austin, TX @ Chaos in Tejas
June 3 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room
June 4 - San Diego, CA@ Che Cafe
June 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
June 7 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
June 9 - Oakland, CA @ 1234-GO Records
June 10 - Davis, CA @ Davis 4th
June 12 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/Naomi Punk
June 13 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/Naomi Punk
June 14 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club w/Naomi Punk
June 17 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
June 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 19 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
June 20 - Omaha, NE @ Sweatshop
June 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
June 22 - Madison, WI @ High Noon
June 23 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
June 24 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
June 25 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
August 2 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
August 3 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
August 4 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

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