Parquet Courts

The Weekly Dose 07-22-14 (featuring Parquet Courts)

This week marks an overall change in the way I’ll be putting together these weekly playlists from now on.  The original idea was to have one playlist that people would subscribe to and then each week it would be wiped out and a new batch of songs would take their place.  On paper, it was a good idea because nobody ever has to subscribe to more than one playlist, but then it eventually started to have an effect on the prior weeks’ blog posts, which contained links to those specific playlists (and the list of songs) but the actual songs would no longer match up.  If that makes sense,  then let’s move on.

Starting this week, we not only got our own domain ( but I actually went back through every previous post and cleaned up all the links, videos and playlists.  From now on, every past edition of The Weekly Dose will be available to listen to on this site.  However, there is a new master Spotify playlist that I’d recommend everybody subscribe to. All previous tracks can be found there (currently around 100 songs so far) and it will be updated each week with the latest edition.

Finally, before we head into this week’s playlist, I want to thank everybody for the support over the last couple of weeks.  Not only did we move to a new domain name, but we’ve been averaging over 100 hits a day (and broke a record last week with a one day total of 465 views).

Featured Artist Of The Week: Parquet Courts

I wasn’t really aware of the band Parquet Courts until last year when their song “Stoned and Starving” was in heavy rotation on the satellite radio channel Sirius XMU. At first I didn’t know what to think, but it quickly grew on me and became one of my favorite songs of 2013. When the band released their latest album, Sunbathing Animal, I picked it up on vinyl at the local record store.  Still not completely sure what to make of the band, only ever having heard a couple of songs, I was instantly blown away.

I once heard Parquet Courts’ music described as “snarky punk” and I like that description.  The band formed in 2010 in Brooklyn, NY and have released two albums and one EP so far.


The Weekly Dose 07-22-14

In addition to two songs from our featured artist of the week, Parquet Courts, I’ve put together another hour’s worth of great music to go along with it!

Highlighting just a few of this week’s tracks, I included “Anne’s Song” by Faith No More because the lead singer of Parquet Courts sometimes reminds me of Faith No More’s original singer Chuck Mosely, and “Anne’s Song” is the one I think is very similar in style. I also included new music from Death From Above 1979 followed by the now classic CSS track “Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above”.  Another highlight is probably my favorite song from the new “Weird Al” Yankovic album, the Pixies-inspired “First World Problems”.

1. Parquet Courts – Ducking & Dodging
2. Beck – Girl
3. Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979
4. CSS – Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
5. Tim Reid – Love With You
6. Daft Punk f/ Panda Bear – Doin’ It Right
7. Fiona Apple – Every Single Night
8. Parquet Courts – Dear Ramona
9. Faith No More – Anne’s Song
10. New Order – True Faith
11. Au Revoir Simone – Shadows
12. “Weird Al” Yankovic – First World Problems
13. Cat Stevens – The Wind
14. I’m From Barcelona – We’re From Barcelona
15. The Raconteurs – Many Shades Of Black

Please check out the playlist and let me know what you think in the comments, on Twitter, or on our Facebook page.  I’d like to know what you liked, what you didn’t, and what songs you’d like to hear in the future!