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Parquet Courts Debut Three New Rippers in Radio Session

Parquet Courts Dear Ramona New Songs NPR Live

Parquet Courts have a recently released SPIN Essential album tucked under their belt and are in the midst of a massive tour supporting the aforementioned Light Up Gold, but that’s not stopping the New York post-punkers from churning out new songs. In a fresh session for NPR’s World Cafe, the rowdy four-piece rip through the titular track from their new LP before debuting three previously unheard gems: “Dear Ramona,” “Got Me Wondering Now,” and “The More I Use It, the More It Works.”

Click here to stream their studio visit, which opens with “Light Up Gold” before transitioning into an interview. At 8:56, the music starts up again. The first jam is a mellow mood piece more in line with some of Sonic Youth’s sunburned grooves, while the second is the sort of compact ripper we’ve come to expect. Around 16:40, we get the third of these “two-day-old” tracks, each of which speaks volumes to this band’s minimally labored-over approach. Like the song says, “The more you use it, the more it works.”

To get an idea of Parquet Courts’ live steez, check out this clip of “Borrowed Time.”