Parquet Courts have released an Andy Capper-directed video for “Sunbathing Animal”, the title-track from their forthcoming new record — out June 3 on What’s Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop. The video premiered over on Noisey, alongside an interview with singer Andrew Savage.
“Every afternoon [Frida] takes a nap in that spot, but that afternoon she knew she was being observed. So I created a special tea that I found on a cat lady website that was full of herbs that could allegedly make a cat sleepy. You got some Valerian root, some poppy seed extract, skullflower caps, chamomile…. I gave that to her and she was kinda being a bit more chill but she was still moving around a bit too much. And I guess we basically made the sofa area of my apartment into a cat paradise in order to get her to perform. We had bird songs playing on the iPhone, the window was open for bird noises outside. We put some food on the couch and then finally some cat nip. “
The band have also announced that they will appear on Late Night With Seth Myers on April 30, where they will debut a brand new song from “Sunbathing Animal” — consider yourself warned.
Parquet Courts will be touring the US throughout May and June, see below for a full itinerary.
05-22 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar
05-23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
05-24 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
05-25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
05-27 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
05-28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
05-29 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
06-02 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
06-03 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06-04 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone
06-06 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
06-07 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
06-08 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
06-09 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
06-10 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bears
06-11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sugarhill Supper Club
08-02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08-03 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon