Soundcheck kicked off Gigstock – a mini-festival inspired by their daily Gig Alert feature – live in The Greene Space on Wednesday, April 9. The sold-out show was curated by the indie concert site Oh My Rockness and featured The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Parquet Courts.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will soon release its third album, Days of Abandon. Since the 2011 release of the Brooklyn group’s dream-pop influenced album, Belong, the band has re-imagined its sound and its lineup, and describes its latest effort as “joyful and full of light.”
Parquet Courts exploded into New York music fans’ collective consciousness early last year, with the release of their blistering post-punk LP, Light Up Gold. The album earned them a mention in Soundcheck host John Schaefer’s “Top Ten Reasons Why New York Music Ruled The World In 2013.” Last fall, the four-piece band followed up with the release of an EP called Tally All The Things That You Broke.
Catch up on all the great music below. Watch Soundcheck’s YouTube playlists of each band, or the entire show below with on-demand video:
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
On-Demand Video of Gigstock Day 1