Content Nausea is the fourth studio album by American indie rock band Parquet Courts, released on November 28, 2014 under the name Parkay Quarts. Recorded chiefly by bandmates A. Savage and Austin Brown, the album was released less than six months after its predecessor, Sunbathing Animal. Bass guitarist Sean Yeaton and drummer Max Savage were largely absent from the recording process for Content Nausea, due to Yeaton starting a family and Savage focusing on a mathematics degree.
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Released under the mixed-up but identically pronounced moniker Parkay Quarts, this isn't the first time the band has blurted out a stylistically divergent slab of jumbled weirdness. Following 2012's Light Up Gold, this evil twin version of the band showed up in 2013 with an EP entitled Tally All the Things That You Broke that let loose with more uninhibited forays into shambling punk and robotic vamps
Matt Rice December 2, 2014.
Content Nausea' Track List 1. Everyday It Starts 2. Content Nausea 3. Urban Ease 4. Slide Machine 5. Kevlar Walls 6. Pretty Machines 7. Psycho Structures 8. The Map 9. These Boots 10. Insufferable 11. No Concept 12. Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth. Parquet Courts, Parkay Quarts, and PCPC Tour Dates Oct. 21: Brooklyn, . as PCPC) w/ Thurston Moore Oct. 22: Boston, Mass.
It's called Content Nausea, it's out November 11 via What's Your Rupture?, and it features the above track, "Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth". The album was mostly made by Andrew Savage and Austin Brown with help from Jackie-O Motherfucker's Jef Brown (saxophone) and Eaters' Bob Jones (fiddle). It was recorded, mixed, and mastered in two weeks on a four-track tape machine. It features a cover of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walking".
Parkay Quarts - 'Content Nausea'. NYC's Parquet Courts - minus the rhythm section - adopt an alter ego and push their sound into wilder territory. Who are Parkay Quarts and what have they done with the real Parquet Courts? Featuring half of the New York quartet’s regular lineup (drummer Max Savage and bassist Sean Yeaton are absent, completing a maths degree and starting a family, respectively), they describe this incarnation as an alter ego, and that feels about right
For an album that was recorded, mixed and mastered within a two-week period, Content Nausea reasserts Parkay Quarts as talented musicians able to deliver successive releases that are far more accomplished than many other big label garage-rock albums.
Parkay Quarts’ lyrics often feel like excerpts out of a novel, and Content Nausea serves as the album’s exposition. Savage laments the idea that society has fallen to the millennial trope of the more connected, the more alone. Halfway through the song, he delivers an impassioned and rambling monologue, heavily critiquing modern ideals with bits like, This year it become harder to be tender/ Harder and harder to remember/ Meeting a friend/ Writing a letter/ Being lost/ Antique ritual all lost to the ceremony of progress. Outside of their own words, the band includes two pertinent covers that offer brief detours from the loftiness of the album. The first of which, The 13th Floor Elevators’ Slide Machine, feels like it could have been written by the band themselves. The light southern twang and repetition is reminiscent of the aesthetic on Parquet Courts’ sophomore album, Light Up Gold.
Content Nausea, Parkay Quarts' second release of 2014, is the inevitable repercussion to Sunbathing Animal's pure emotion. With one member completing a degree in mathematics, and another starting a family, Content Nausea features mostly the work of Andrew Savage and Austin Brown, with the help of a few friends (Jackie-O Motherf cker's Jef Brown on Saxaphone and Eaters' Bob Jones on fiddle).