Love me some Parquet Courts, and just when you though they were lo-fi enough, we get their original demo tapes pressed to vinyl. I’m not really sure what to expect with this one. I love their debut though so it’s probably worth the chance for a sweet piece of wax at only $12.

The Details

Play Pinball! finally got some more tokens to drop in the machine after over a year of basking in the unholy glory that is VIDEO--rising back with a nice 12" pressing of Parquet Courts demo tape that was released almost exactly a year prior.

American Specialties is a much stranger collection of recordings than their incredible (official) debut LP, Light Up Gold, but it's equally as pleasing. That awesome (but a little messy) tape was sent to Play Pinball's tried and true pal, David Willingham, at The Echo Lab in Denton to work his magic and boy howdy, this remaster sounds better than hoped.

Fair warning, Play Pinball! pressed just 300 of these aural anomalies to celebrate Parquet Courts winter tour. All on mixed color vinyl. Don't hibernate, extricate.

Thanks to Mike Hughes for the tip!

Price $12

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