Brooklyn-based punk rock band Parquet Courts was formed in 2010 by lead vocalist Andrew Savage, guitarist Austin Brown, bassist Sean Yeaton and drummer Max Savage. Mixing elements of post punk, garage rock and indie rock the band dropped its debut record American Specialties, as a limited cassette in 2011 before Play Pinball! Records redistributed it as an LP in 2012. Parquet Courts released its follow-up full-length album Light Up Gold, in 2012 on Andrew's Dull Tools label, earning underground and as well as mainstream acclaim once the record was re-released by What's Your Rupture? in 2013.