Austin Brown

Austin Brown is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He is a writer and known member of Parquet Courts.

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Bio

Parquet Courts is a band from New York City. At the center of the group is A. Savage, who at this point is known for his collaborations with projects like Fergus & Geronimo, Teenage Cool Kids and Wiccans. Savage is joined by three other musicians (“three quarters Texans and three quarters Pisces”) and describes the bands’ debut release as THE FALL meets NEIL YOUNG. On the band’s debut release, “American Specialties”, this all makes sense. The quartet wanders through the American and British underground, picking away their favorite parts with confidence. The lyrics, when intelligible, are bizarre and dramatic. “She looked at me like a fry pan reducing,” moans Savage, from the same lustful subconscious built by the darker moments of psychedelia. Then at times, such as on the 70’s folkish “Square States”, thoughts are more sentimental and transparent. The setting for “American Specialties” ranges from a crusty Brooklyn bodega, to an endless Texas desert. If that sort of soundscape appeals to your wondering mind, then I’m sure you’ll stumble across Parquet Courts sooner or later. Parquet Courts new album 'Sunbathing Animal' is to be released in June 2014 on What's Your Rupture?/Mom and Pop (US) Rough Trade Records (rest of the world). Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) Talks Houston Rap and Growing Up on the Gulf Coast

By Austin Brown | January 3, 2015

Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) Talks Houston Rap and Growing Up on the Gulf Coast

The moving story of how a kid from “Big Money Texas” found solace and salvation in rap music from the poor side of Houston.

Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) Talks the Stevens’ History of Hygiene

By Austin Brown | March 6, 2014

Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) Talks the Stevens’ History of Hygiene

I've got these new jeans, that when you take them off you have to take off your socks first. The denim, it has no stretch in it, and they just...

Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) Talks NOFX’s Stoke Extinguisher

By Austin Brown | December 13, 2013

Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) Talks NOFX’s Stoke Extinguisher

I first found out about NOFX on the first day of middle school. Andrew, my friend from Little League baseball, came back from summer vacation with...

Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) Talks the Baptist Generals’ Jackleg Devotional to the Heart

By Austin Brown | May 20, 2013

Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) Talks the Baptist Generals’ Jackleg Devotional to the Heart

In the March of my 23rd year, I was laid up at my parents' house in southeast Texas, on a liquid diet consisting mostly of Vicodin. I couldn't...