Album Review: Parquet Courts - Content Nausea (Score: 8/10)

WYR0714CDinsertFast on the heels of their summer release, here’s an experimental EP/LP hybrid, primarily the work of frontmen Andrew Savage and Austin Brown. The album presents a band in crisis, foundering past the edges of adolescence, reckoning with their own technological contingency. Aside from familiar Parquet vibes (“Insufferable”) there are new sounds––industrial, hip-hop-infused instrumentals and spoken-word ramblings. Country covers (“Slide Machine”) and the closer, “Uncast Shadow of A Southern Myth,” buttress the album’s integrity like great exposed beams of the band’s past influences. – Ted Jamison