• Heather Strange
  • Parquet Courts

If there’s one album from 2012 that I overlooked when I made a list of my favorite LPs of the year, it’s probably Parquet Courts’ Light Up Gold, wherein the Brooklyn band play a breathless run of airtight indie rock, each track sharing a similar riff, tempo, and sound. As much as I enjoyed the album, I was more impressed by their performance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, where they improbably reproduced a gapless run-through of their record. The band recently announced a new EP, Tally All the Things That You Broke, and the first leaked track off the release could be tacked on to the end of Light Up Gold without anyone noticing that it’s on a different record. There are the same metronomic guitar strums and loose-lipped drawl from Light Up Gold, as well as Parquet Courts’ secret weapon—their unflappable, country-music-tight drummer. The only difference in “You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now” is the random presence of a Flutophone skronk-whistling its way through the tune, a welcome if odd addition to the band’s linear indie-rock tracks. Tally All the Things That You Broke comes out October 8 on What’s Your Rupture?—today’s 12 O’Clock Track is below the jump.