A. Savage’s Home Court Advantage (Denton Texas)
Welcome To Denton "Home of Happiness"
Most people probably think Andrew Savage (singer and guitarist for Parquet Courts) is from Brooklyn but while he lives in Brooklyn, he is actually from Denton Texas. Before I go any further, let me quickly dispel the rumors. Parquet Courts are not breaking up.
Denton has a rich musical history running from 80’s bands like Brave Combo and 10 Hands through my personal favorites Centro-Matic and Tripping Daisy. Denton is also the long time home of one of the best college jazz programs in the country and is also home to the Baptist Generals, Baboon (another personal favorite), Neon Indian, and was home to Roy Orbison.
Oddly enough, I was born in Manhattan and went to college in Denton. I also worked at the University of North Texas for about 8 years in the 90’s (presumably while Andrew was probably in elementary school). Anyway, I played in and managed bands in Denton myself and my connection to Denton is what got me interested in Parquet Courts way back when I first read that they had members from the area.
This probably explains why I was excited to include the newly released single “Winter in the South” on my “Pop Rocks Skylight” playlist this week (I also needed a bit of twang as the lead-in to the Guantanamo Baywatch rockabilly tune).
For the record, my favorite Parquet Courts album is Sunbathing Animal. They have always reminded me of a bit less-adventurous but still plenty interesting Pavement.
Okay, that is enough nostalgia.
Andrew Savage is releasing a new solo album under the name “A. Savage” (accompanied by a band on the road that he is calling ‘The Famous Narcs’ which includes Payton Green, who is also from Denton). The album will be called “Thawing Down” and will be released on his own Dull Tools label on October 13th (oddly enough, Dull Tools is also home to the band Pill, who I featured on last week’s playlist).
The "Pop Rocks Skylight" Spotify Playlist
Every week I put out a new curated playlist for your listening enjoyment.
"Just Hit Play" or check out more about the featured artists throughout the week. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Oh, and here is a link to some more Parquet Courts music:
This is a sampler playlist of songs from my Best Albums of 2017 list. Enjoy, Explore, and Share Music!
Lots of great new music on this mixed-tape style playlist, songs from Pinact, Worriers, Big Hush, Mescaleros and many others. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Vanilla Stranger Boy is my weekly Mixed-Tape style playlist featuring Moody Beach, LCD Soundystem, Car Seat Headrest, Julien Baker and many others. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Sonic Dog Mausoleum is this weeks mixed-tape style playlist including music from Gold Class, Guided by Voices, The National, Protomarty and many others. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
"Bird Bite Hair" is this week's mixed-tape style Spotify playlist including music from Pavement, Echo and the Bunnymen, Downtown Boys, Sleater Kinney and many others. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Australia's 'Cable Ties' just released their self-titled debut album on Poison City Records and it is really good stuff. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Andrew Savage is releasing a new solo album (and he is from Denton), Parquet Courts are not breaking up, and listen to the Pop Rocks Skylight Spotify Playlist!
The KVB make perfect music for programming dreams. Here is some information on the London Duo and on their interesting EP "Fixation/White Walls." Sample them on the Pop Rocks Skylight Playlist.
Learn more about the return of UK Noise-Rock stalwarts Part Chimp and listen to the "R U Afraid Mapoleon" Spotify Playlist. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Benjamin Booker went all the way to Mexico to get inspired to write his incredible new album "Witness" but I didn't have to leave home to put him on my new playlist! Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Learn more about the second solo album from Sebadoh's Jason Loewenstein while you enjoy my "Cred Reduction Agent" Mixed Tape Style Playlist! Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Find out "Who the F is Dion Lunadon" while you enjoy my "Cred Reduction Agent" Mixed Tape Style Playlist! Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Enjoy my "Cred Reduction Agent" Mixed Tape Style Playlist featuring Kevin Morby while you read about his music and new album "City Music" Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Enjoy my "Cred Reduction Agent" Mixed Tape Style Playlist featuring P.S. Elliot. Today's post will do a deep dive into the rich history of the music of the Crutchfield sisters. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
New Ear Candy on the "17 Crabs Walk" Spotify Playlist including songs from Prince (RIP), Vince Staples, the Beastie Boys, Algiers, and many others. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
New Ear Candy in "The Damn Pinhead War" Mixed-Tape Style Spotify Playlist including music from The National, Oneohtrix Point Never, Arcade Fire, Ho99o9, Trapped Under Ice, Waxahatchee and many more. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
New Ear Candy on this mixed-tape style Spotify playlist featuring New Order (with a brief appearance by Joy Division). This is a legacy playlist in tribute to one of my favorite bands. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
New Ear candy on the "Prissy Kombat Face" mixed-tape style Spotify playlist including songs from Beach House, The Clash, Cayetana, JJ Doom and many others. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
New Ear Candy the "Fantastic Dust Monkey" playlist from Beak>, Skating Polly, Foo Fighters, William Onyeabor, Bad Sports, The ILY's, and many others. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
New Ear Candy including Vince Staples, The Psychedelic Furs, Young M.A., Wimps, Dolores Haze, Dasher, and many others on this Mixed-Tape style Playlist. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
Ear candy from Filter, Sonic Youth, Madonna, Joey Purp, Danny Brown and many others on this Mixed-Tape style playlist. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
New Ear candy including Afghan Whicgs, LCD Soundsystem, Perfume Genius, Danger Doom and many others on this Mixed-Tape style playlist. Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!