Watch Parquet Courts offer up new track ‘Homo Sapien’
It comes ahead of the release of new album ‘Sympathy For Life’.
With their new album ‘Sympathy For Life’ arriving this Friday, Parquet Courts are sharing new track ‘Homo Sapien’, accompanied by a video directed by Marisa Gesualdi.
Tomorrow, the group will also present ‘Feel Free: Sympathy for Life, Visualized’, their NoonChorus livestream event, where fans can hear and see ‘Sympathy for Life’.
“‘Wide Awake!’ was a record you could put on at a party,” says co-frontman Austin Brown. “’Sympathy For Life’ is influenced by the party itself. Historically, some amazing rock records have been made from mingling in dance music culture – from Talking Heads to Screamadelica. Our goal was to bring that into our own music. Each of us, in our personal lives, has been going to more dance parties. Or rather, we were pre-pandemic, which is when this record was made.”
“Most of the songs were created by taking long improvisations and moulding them through our own editing,” he continues. “The biggest asset we have as artists is the band. After 10 years together, our greatest instrument is each other. The purest expression of Parquet Courts is when we are improvising.”
Read our full interview with Parquet Courts from our October issue now.
‘Sympathy For Life’ Tracklisting:
1. Walking At A Downtown Pace
2. Black Widow Spider
3. Marathon of Anger
4. Just Shadows
5. Plant Life
6. Application Apparatus
7. Homo Sapien
8. Sympathy For Life
9. Zoom Out
See Parquet Courts live at the following dates:
22 - New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - RECORD RELEASE SHOW - SOLD OUT
28 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom ^
29 - Richmond, VA @ The National ^
30 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^
31 - Lancaster, PA @ Tellus360 ^
03 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground !
04 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre !
05 - Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts !
06 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony !
15 - Dallas, TX @ Studio at the Factory !
17 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall !
19 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre !
21 - Mexico City, MC @ Corona Capital Music Festival
27 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel *
28 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
02 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
03 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
04 - Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *
05 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
07 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall *
08 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
10 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall *
12 - Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre *
13 - Detroit, MI @ MOCAD *
15 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre *
16 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre *
17 - Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre *
18 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre *
31 - Boston, MA @ Royale #
01 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel $
02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
04 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
05 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore %
20 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
22 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
23 - Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
25 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
27 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theatre
29 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
30 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
21 - Paris, FR @ La Trianon
22 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix
24 - Cologne, DE @ Stollwerck
25 - Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen Neukölln
27 - Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
28 - Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
30 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
31 - Lille, FR @ Le Grand Mix
01 - Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
03 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
08 - Brighton, UK @ Chalk
09 - London, UK @ Brixton O2 Academy
11 - Dublin, IE @ Helix
12 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
13 - Leeds, UK @ Stylus
15 - Glasgow, UK @ The Barrowland Ballroom
16 - Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
^ w/ P.E.
! w/ Public Practice
* w/ Mdou Moctar
# w/ Hailu Mergia
% w/ Sun Ra Arkestra
$ w/ Yu Su
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