Given my love of pretty much everything Parquet Courts have done so far, I thought I’d stop harping on about them and use today’s #onegoodthing to focus on a track that backs their latest release.

Out on the Brooklyn record label Famous Class Records, it’s the post-wave, 80s drenched synth-punk of Spike Train by Future Punx that gets the nod today.

It’s got a hint of LCD Soundsystem-style disco atop the angular, new wave stylings of the likes of OMD and early Ultravox.


Sometimes, combining two really good things doesn’t end well (like that After Eight toastie I tried once. Or Bowie and Jagger on Dancing In The Street), however Messrs Hoare and Cooper – from Veronica Falls and Mazes respectively – have successfully bucked that trend on this glorious track as Ultimate Painting.

Winter In Your Heart is a beautiful, pared-back slice of psych-pop, rolling along on Buffalo Springfield-y guitars, with plenty of jangle and lush vocals.


Boston’s Orca Orca give us today’s #onegoodthing, with the lush dreampop of OK, Lost.

It’s a sparse, hazy tune, understated in vocals and the backing track, which combines to present a more autumnal feel to it, not bouncy enough to transport you to summer, but lacking the coldness to depict a winter sunset.

Basically, it’s got “September” written all over it…