Oct 20

NPR Music First Listen: Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts, ‘MILANO’

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Check out the full feature and the outstanding review HERE

“For all of MILANO‘s raw edge, Luppi enlivens MILANO‘s arrangements with playful flourishes, adding bells (“Mount Napoleon”), synths (“Lanza”) and skronky saxophone solos (“Cafe Flesh”). The result is unlike anything we’ve come to know in Luppi’s distinctively swooning music. Some musical pairings make sense immediately, if not predictably, on paper and in execution; others may initially seem like an odd match and take time to win you over. While this is Daniele Luppi’s vision, it truly delivers when Parquet Courts and Karen O are left to run amok in the world he’s built. After hearing these songs come to life, it’s hard to imagine them in anyone else’s hands.” – NPR Music

“The members of Parquet Courts do what they do best. The band . . .invigorates each track with lean urgency, thanks to jagged guitars and scrappy improvisations that build to cacophony.” – NPR Music

“The album kicks into high gear when Karen O shows up and cuts loose in a variety of personas” – NPR Music