June 3rd 2014
Happy Parquet Courts release day! “Sunbathing Animal”, the band’s incredible follow-up to 2012′s “Light Up Gold”, is out now and available to purchase from iTunes, or your local independent record store.
To celebrate the release, Parquet Courts have also shared an official video for current single “Black and White”, directed by guitarist Austin Brown, and Johann Rashid. Watch.
Parquet Courts are currently touring the US with Protomartyr, and land in NYC for a special show at Sugarhill Supper Club next week. See below for a full itinerary:
06/03 – Dallas, TX @ CLUB DADA
06/04 – Memphis, TN @ THE HI-TONE
06/06 – Columbus, OH @ DOUBLE HAPPINESS // TICKETS
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 // TICKETS
06/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ SUGARHILL SUPPER CLUB // TICKETS
07/02 – Chicago, IL @ LOLLAPALOOZA // TICKETS
07/03 – Happy Valley, OR @ PICKATHON // TICKETS
May 27th 2014
Parquet Courts forthcoming LP “Sunbathing Animal” is now available to stream in full over on NPR.
Like what you hear, and don’t want to wait until June 3 to get your hands on a physical copy? Available from today, Parquet Courts have released a v limited number of bootleg LPs with alternative “Albanian Gunsmith” artwork by Andrew Savage. Find a list of participating indie retailers over at http://sunbathinganimal.com, and let us know if you find one!
May 16th 2014
Parquet Courts have shared another cut from their upcoming album, this time in the form of the meandering 7-minute-long “Instant Disassembly”. Quickly named Best New Track over on Pitchfork.
Parquet Courts “Sunbathing Animal” is available to pre-order now on iTunes, and on CD/LP/Deluxe LP via the band themselves.
If the 7-minutes above doesn’t fully satisfy your “Sunbathing Animal” needs, the band will be unveiling the entire album track-by-track across a host of radio stations this weekend. Keep an eye on @thesyndotcom for exact details!
May 1st 2014
Parquet Courts debuted new song “Black and White” last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, featuring a sneaky cameo from Fred Armisen!
The band’s new album “Sunbathing Animal” is available to pre-order now on iTunes, and direct from the band. Orders coming direct from the band include a limited edition half black/half white 7” version of, you guessed it, “Black and White”. Check out the album version of Black and White below:
April 16th 2014
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
April 10th 2014
Last night, Parquet Courts performed at WNYC venue “The Greene Space” as part of Gigstock, a two-part gig series presented by WNYC Soundcheck, and Oh My Rockness.
FYI, 26:05 onwards where the band transition “Light Up Gold” straight into “Sunbathing Animal” is highly recommended viewing.