As we at Parklife DC like to say, A. Savage is actually a very civilized man! It is rather the nom de guerre of Andrew Savage, frontman of the phenomenal Parquet Courts!
Savage recently released his sophomore solo album, Several Songs About Fire, via Rough Trade Records. He performs some new songs and more in a performance at Black Cat on Thursday, Nov. 9!
“I imagine myself playing these songs in a small club that is slowly burning,” said Andrew describing the album. “Fire is something you have to escape from, and in a way this album is about escaping from something. This album is a burning building, and these songs are things I’d leave behind to save myself.”
The songs in question were written in the wake of Andrew’s leave of New York City, having lived there for more than a decade. He wrote the album in rural England with Jack Cooper (Modern Nature, Ultimate Painting); the album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, Tracy Chapman) on a 1-inch 16-track in just 10 days in Bristol, studded by the support of Cooper and Cate Le Bon among others.
Watch the official music video for “Elvis in the Army” by A. Savage via YouTube:
Aquarium Drunkard reviewed the album, saying “It’s one of the most beautiful things he’s ever committed to tape.” Paste applauded the album, calling A. Savage’s voice “unmissable, iconic and, dare I say it, generational.” The album has received further praise from Pitchfork, The FADER, Under the Radar, and others.
Several Songs About Fire stands as an act of nearly libidinal rebellion against a moment when so much of life is the blue light of screens. This is an album whose topic is no less than the sublime: the moments in which a sensory experience becomes a holiness or possession of its own, and the self floats above it.
Thursday, Nov. 9
Doors @ 7:30pm