Parkay Quarts (a.k.a. Parquet Courts) wanted to release music that their fans could “live with over the winter,” so “Constant Nausea” was born for hibernation. The album is Andrew Savage and Austin Brown heavy with the efforts of Jackie-O Motherfucker’s Jef Brown on saxophone and Eaters’ Bob Jones on fiddle. Sean Yeaton and Max Savage have less of a presence than usual, due to a budding family and a nearly completed math degree, respectively.
The 35-minute album is on a spectrum between an EP and an LP and features originals and covers – including “a personal karaoke standard” of Savage’s – Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots are Made for Walking.”
The band’s tour will make a stop in the neighborhood, first in Philadelphia on Feb. 8 at First Unitarian Church then in New York City on Feb. 9 and 10 at Palisades.
Until then, you can take a listen to “Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth,” described by Savage as the story of “two men tragically colliding in the deep south,” according to the press release.