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Sean Yeaton

Talkhouse Contributing Writer Sean Yeaton plays in Parquet Courts. He lives in Brooklyn. He’s an artist, writer. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Opens door, flips lights on, goes to the bathroom, plugs Olmec in, does the moat, does steps of knowledge, does temple games, runs temple.

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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

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks Papa Roach’s F.E.A.R.

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By Sean Yeaton | February 19, 2015

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks Papa Roach’s F.E.A.R.

What is the secret of Papa Roach's longevity? It might have something to do with water parks. Or complex systems. Or maybe how nice the singer is.

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks the Massive Impact of Nü Metal on an Entire Generation

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By Sean Yeaton | August 30, 2014

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks the Massive Impact of Nü Metal on an Entire Generation

How nü metal bands like Korn made the Parquet Courts' bassist the acclaimed art-punk he is today.

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks Nothing’s “Hymn to the Pillory”

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By Sean Yeaton | August 8, 2014

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks Nothing’s “Hymn to the Pillory”

And not a moment too soon: Parquet Courts’ road-weary bassist has found his new sonic Xanax.

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks Bane’s Don’t Wait Up

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By Sean Yeaton | June 23, 2014

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks Bane’s Don’t Wait Up

I've started and re-started this piece a dozen some-odd times now and I'm starting to pull my hair out.

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks Woo’s When the Past Arrives

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By Sean Yeaton | April 2, 2014

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks Woo’s When the Past Arrives

It's been a weird couple of weeks and I've maybe spent a little bit too much time in my own company. Of course, the dog is here, and if it weren't...

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks the Vaccines’ Melody Calling

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By Sean Yeaton | August 16, 2013

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks the Vaccines’ Melody Calling

I was recently in Portland performing at a festival at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, which, to digress for a moment, was fantastic — the vibes...

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks Mikal Cronin’s MCII

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By Sean Yeaton | June 25, 2013

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks Mikal Cronin’s MCII

My band was barreling down Highway 8 from Phoenix to San Diego, where we drove past the same buttery sand dunes where, in Return of the Jedi...

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks the Strokes’ Comedown Machine

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By Sean Yeaton | April 9, 2013

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks the Strokes’ Comedown Machine

My dad used to tell me he could use the sun to tell time. He'd grab a stick and jam it into the dirt and, while I wasn't looking, look at his watch...

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks They Might Be Giants’ Nanobots

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By Sean Yeaton | March 27, 2013

Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts) Talks They Might Be Giants’ Nanobots

Once, in Mexico, I rode a horse named Tequila down a slick and treacherous canyon, led by non-English-speaking Mexican cowboys...