Alumni come together to form a 'band to watch'

Parquet Courts (Photo by Kevin Pedersen)Andrew Savage ('08) and Austin Brown met at UNT at a meeting of the Knights of the Round Turntable, a club in which members listened to new records. Now they're members of Parquet Courts, a Brooklyn-based band whose CD, Light Up Gold, earned them the title of "band to watch" by Rolling Stone magazine and features in Spin and Interview magazines and the New York Post.

Savage says he's surprised by the larger venues and new fans that the attention has drawn for the band, but he considers it a success that they're working on their second CD.

"My only goal is to remain creative," he says. "And to keep focused and continue to have an output people are interested in."

Watch a Rolling Stone magazine video of Parquet Courts.

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