September 8th 2014
Parquet Courts have shared an official music videos for “Bodies”, the opening track from this year’s “Sunbathing Animal” LP. Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the London-based duo responsible for the forthcoming Nick Cave film “20,000 Days on Earth”, the grainy clip was shot at the band’s recent show at Sugarhill Supper Club in Bed Stuy. More photos from which can be found on Brooklyn Vegan here.
Speaking of Parquet Courts shows, we’ve got some more for you! The band have announced a handful of US / EU dates throughout the rest of the year, as well as two short runs under the guise of PCPC, a Parquet Courts x PC Worship supergroup. PCPC will be supporting Thurston Moore for his East Coast dates next month.
Like P-Funk, MinuteFlag, Ciccone Youth, Loutallica and Red House Chili Painters (bet you didn’t know about that one), PCPC is what happens when two legendary rock juggernauts join forces. In this instance, members of PC Worship and Parquet Courts have merged into a NY noise-rock confederacy, each band bringing their own sonic distinctions. Spawning from a long history of playing shows together as separate entities, PCPC is born out of an aesthetic solidarity, and will to create something new. Look for them this Fall in select cities throughout USA and Europe.
10-21 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus *^
10-22 Boston MA – The Sinclair *^
10-24 Providence, RI – The Met *^
10-25 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle *^
10-26 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC *^
11-06 Washington, DC – DC9
11-08 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
11-13 Lille, France – Le Grand Mix
11-14 Paris, France – La Cigale
11-15 Nantes, France – Stereolux
11-17 Toulouse, France – Bikini
11-19 Oostende, Belgium – De Zwerver *
11-20 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
11-21 Utrecht, Holland – Le Guess Who
11-22 Amsterdam, Holland – The Vrankrijk *
11-23 Utrecht, Holland – Le Guess Who *
11-24 Ramsgate, England – Ramsgate Music Hall *
11-25 London, England – Electroworkz *
11-26 Leeds, England – Wardrobe
11-27 London, England – The Laundry
11-29 Koln, Germany – Museum Ludwig
11-30 Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Frabrik #
12-11 New York, NY – Webster Hall
* as PCPC
^ with Thurston Moore
August 7th 2014
At the end of their recent US tour, Parquet Courts stopped by the KEXP studio in Seattle to perform five songs from new album “Sunbathing Animal”. Watch the session in full below, featuring: Ducking & Dodging, Black and White, Vienna II, Dear Ramona, and What Color Is Blood.
The band have just announced their biggest NYC show to date: Webster Hall on December 11, where they will be playing with Blues Control and PC Worship. Tickets are available from Monday.
New Yorkers should also keep an eye out for the new “Sunbathing Animal” mural currently occupying the corner of N. 10th and Driggs in Williamsburg.
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: