Roundin’ Up The Raves: Artificial Pleasure, The Magic Numbers, Now Now, Parquet Courts

We have an all-band lineup today. Celebrate the joy as quartets of coworkers create beautiful music together (okay, and one duo).

Let’s round ’em up.

Artificial Pleasure – The Bitter End

David Bowie and Peter Gabriel meet at a party in 1977 and then get funkyyy.

The Magic Numbers – Outsiders

The Magic Numbers?! Where have you guys been? After a promising debut, the band kind of lost their way with each subsequent release. They come out firing on this one. Apparently being on the outside suits them.

Now, Now – Saved

A more pop-friendly version of Tegan & Sara’s sound with an emphasis on the electro would be the easy comparison. And I’m okay with that.

Parquet Courts – Wide Awaaaaake!

Sometimes they sound like post-punks playing Pavement, and once in a while like Talking Heads. It’s an acquired taste perhaps, but it’s also the best Parquet Courts album to date. Taste that!



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