Been too busy to even read Remnants most of the time lately. Have two Steveslists that I thought of weeks ago but haven’t written yet (5 Bands I Used To Like A Lot But Never Listen To Anymore and 5 Favorite Rock Books) and I owe Peter the beginning of a dueling review of the new Fucked Up album (which no one will care about besides Peter and I).
But here’s a band I read about in the Rolling Stone yesterday who seem interesting. I now read Rolling Stone monthly but never buy it. I find a chair at Barnes & Noble (enjoy it while it still exists, Steve) at the Lehigh Valley Mall while my kids waste an hour walking around and pilfer the content for free.
These guys sound like Jonathan Richman mixed with the Violent Femmes (among other things) to me, but the comments mention Richard Hell, so I figured you guys might be interested. I’ll be stuck on Fucked Up and Off! for a while, so go ahead without me.
I had half a memory of Peter writing about these guys before. Perhaps I was just too ignorant to find it.
Ladies and gentleman, The Parquet Courts: