Parkay Quarts / Parquet Courts

Sunbathing Animal/Content Nausea

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New York-based indie punks Parquet Courts unleashed their fantastic third LP Sunbathing Animal in early 2014 and followed it before the year was up with Content Nausea, a more roughly assembled mini-album laid down hastily by two of the band's members. This followed a trend the group began one album prior, following its 2013 breakthrough album Light Up Gold with a more free-form collection of songs called Tally All the Things That You Broke. Much as that proper album and stopgap collection were compiled later as a two-in-one release, so is the combo deal of Sunbathing Animal/Content Nausea. Both recordings complement each other's strengths and weaknesses, with Sunbathing Animal offering furious, often bewildered forays of guitar-heavy punk and Content Nausea focusing on home-recorded detours ranging from free-associating post-punk rants to a cover of Nancy Sinatra's country go-go classic "These Boots."

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