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Stream Parquet Courts' New Single 'Bodies Made Of' 2 July 2014 in parquetcourts

Attention, Parquet Courts have a new single! Stream the excellent ‘Bodies Made Of’ from their new album ‘Sunbathing Animal’ (out now) here:

Parquet Courts Release 'Sunbathing Animal' Video 16 April 2014 in parquetcourts

Parquet Courts are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated follow-up to ‘Light Up Gold’ (2012), ‘Sunbathing Animal’, out 2nd June on Rough Trade Records (3rd June on What’s Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop in the US). Today the band premiere a new video on Noisey by Andy Capper for the title track and first single off ‘Sunbathing Animal’:

The video stars Frida, singer/guitarist Andrew Savage’s cat. In an interview with Capper Andrew discusses the video and the “studio magic”:

“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...

Parquet Courts Announce New Album + Stream Title Track 1 April 2014 in parquetcourts

We are very excited to announce that Parquet Courts will be releasing their new album ‘Sunbathing Animal’ on 2nd June 2014 on Rough Trade Records (3rd June on What’s Your Rupture? / Mom & Pop in the US).

The album is available to pre-order now from Rough Trade
(click here) and iTunes (click here) where you will receive a free instant download of the title track (also to be released as a 7” on Record Store Day):

‘Sunbathing Animal’ Tracklisting

1. Bodies
2. Black and White
3. Dear Ramona
4. What Color Is Blood
5. Vienna II
6. Always Back In Town
7. She’s Rollin
8. Sunbathing Animal
9. Up All Night
10. Instant Disassembly
11. Duckin And Dodgin
12. Raw Milk
13. Into The Garden

Parquet Courts Tour Dates

Thu. May 22 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar

Fri. May 23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ Naomi Pink

Sat. May 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret w/ Naomi Pink

Sun. May 25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival

Tue. May 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent w/ CCR Headcleaner

Wed. May 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy

Thu. May 29 – Austin,...