DANIELE LUPPI & PARQUET COURTS
30th century records
a cool, refreshing record incorporating elements of glam rock & funky post-punk & using Karen o & Andrew savage’s nonchalantly drawling vocals to beautifully glittering effect.
this is a concept album, complete with songs that are fictionalised stories about misfits, fashionistas, outcasts & junkies in mid-1980s Milan. Daniele teamed up with Parquet Courts & Yeah Yeah Yeah’s vocalist, Karen O, to help deliver his vision of an emerging youth culture struggling to be heard amidst the rapid gentrification of old Milan. the opening track’s jaunty, springy tune belies its more sinister, saddened backstory of artistic struggle, setting the stage for an album whose finger-clicking sheen has more going on than meets the eye. “Karen o’s vivacious turns on ‘talisa’ & ‘flush’ demand immediate attention” 8/10 – uncut.
- SOUL & CIGARETTE
- TALISA (feat. Karen O)
- MOUNT NAPOLEON
- FLUSH (feat. Karen O)
- MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN
- PRETTY PRIZES (feat. Karen O)
- THE GOLDEN ONES (feat. Karen O)
- CAFÉ FLESH