Parquet Courts are set to reissue their difficult-to-find debut album, American Specialties, in honour of its 10th anniversary.
The album was originally released back in 2011, prior to their renowned breakout, Light Up Gold. Now, the 11-track record is getting re-released on July 30th, and it’s been mastered by Total Control’s Mikey Young and packaged with a zine from Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage.
The reissue, which is limited to just 1,800 copies, will also feature expanded liner notes written by the band’s bassist, Sean Yeaton.
“I feel like [the songs] make more sense now than they did then because, honestly, I don’t even think I know how to play the songs,” Yeaton explains in a video announcing the reissue. “There were a few shows I didn’t even go to – sorry about that guys. I really wasn’t taking it seriously then.”