Parquet Courts’ A. Savage Announces New Album ‘Several Songs About Fire’, Shares Single

    Parquet Courts leader A. Savage has announced his new album Several Songs About Fire, which will arrive October 6 via Rough Trade Records. Featuring the recently released single ‘Thanksgiving Prayer’, the album was recorded in Bristol with producer John Parish and help from friends such as Cate Le Bon and Modern Nature’s Jack Cooper. Today, Savage has shared a new track, ‘Elvis in the Army’, along with an Emile Moutaud-directed video. Check it out and find the album details below.

    “We often describe ourselves in geographic terms,” Savage reflected in a statement. “American, New Yorker — two terms that I’ve used to identify myself that have to do with being from or of a certain place. So ‘Elvis in the Army’ is a bit of an inventory of those labels. They have less to do with geography than we realize. Really we’re just talking about ourselves, then framing certain characteristics geographically. No matter where I live I’ll have an American psyche until the day I die, for better or for worse. I’ll always be of America. And I can’t imagine a time where New York doesn’t feel like home. But despite that, I’d rather not be associated with a place, at least for now.”

    “I imagine myself playing these songs in a small club that is slowly burning,” he added of the follow-up to 2017’s Thawing Dawn. “Fire is something you have to escape from, and in a way this album is about escaping from something. This album is a burning building, and these songs are things I’d leave behind to save myself.”

    Several Songs About Fire Cover Artwork:

    Several Songs About Fire Tracklist:

    1. Hurtin’ or Healed
    2. Elvis in the Army
    3. Le Grande Balloon
    4. My my, My Dear
    5. Riding Cobbles
    6. Mountain Time
    7. David’s Dead
    8. Thanksgiving Prayer
    9. My New Green Coat
    10. Out Of Focus

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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