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A. Savage (Parquet Courts) Details Solo Sophomore album ‘Several Songs About Fire’ – Shares “Elvis In The Army”

A. Savage has announced his sophomore solo album, Several Songs About Fire, arriving 10/06 via Rough Trade Records. The Parquet Courts frontman has also shared “Elvis In The Army”. On the track he adds, “We often describe ourselves in geographic terms. American, New Yorker — two terms that I’ve used to identify myself that have to do with being from or of a certain place. So ‘Elvis in the Army’ is a bit of an inventory of those labels. They have less to do with geography than we realize. Really we’re just talking about ourselves, then framing certain characteristics geographically. No matter where I live I’ll have an American psyche until the day I die, for better or for worse. I’ll always be of America. And I can’t imagine a time where New York doesn’t feel like home. But despite that, I’d rather not be associated with a place, at least for now.” Influenced by Sybille Baier and Townes Van Zandt, A. Savage joins a canon of songwriters constantly dilating aperture and perspective. Several Songs About Fire arrives on Limited Edition Indie Purple Vinyl W/t Tip On Sleeve, Standard Black Vinyl, as well as CD.