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Parquet Courts Release 'Sunbathing Animal' Video 16/04/14 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 outside. We put some food on the couch and then finally some cat nip.”

Pre-order ‘Sunbathing Animal’ LP & CD here and get an instant grat of the title track HERE

Pre-order ‘Sunbathing Animal’ on iTunes and get an instant grat of the title track HERE

In other big Parquet Courts news, the band will be performing on Late Night with Seth Meyers (previously the David Letterman show) on April 30th. Not only that, but they’ll be premiering a new song off the record!

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Sat. May 24 – Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret w/ Naomi Punk 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, TX Red 7 w/ Radioactivity Mon. June 2 - Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s w/ Radioactivity
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