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Parquet Courts announce new album, Sunbathing Animal, stream title track

on April 01, 2014, 9:50am

Austin-Brooklyn transplants Parquet Courts will continue to spin their own UK-branded post-punk with the release of Sunbathing Animal, due out June 3rd via What’s Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop. The “sharper, harder follow-up” to 2012’s Light Up Gold and last year’s Tally All The Things That You Broke EP “represents a huge leap forward in terms of songwriting and vision,” according to its press release.

The press release continues:

To be sure, Sunbathing Animal isn’t a record about hopelessness, as any sort of incarceration implies an understanding of freedom and peace of mind. Fleeting moments of bliss are also captured in its grooves, and extended at length as if to preserve them. Pointed articulations of these ideas are heard as schizoid blues rants, shrill guitar leads, purposefully lengthy repetition and controlled explosions, reaching their peak on the blistering title track. A propulsive projection of how people might play the blues 300 years from now….

To get an idea, the band’s unlocked the album’s title track, a “roller coaster you can’t get off, moving far too fast and looping into eternity.” Personally, it’s jarring and a little starved for melody, but then again, I haven’t had my green tea yet, so? Stream it below and consult the album’s tracklist and the band’s many, many, many summer tour dates shortly after.

Sunbathing Animal Tracklist:
01. Bodies
02. Black and White
03. Dear Ramona
04. What Color Is Blood
05. Vienna II
06. Always Back In Town
07. She’s Rollin
08. Sunbathing Animal
09. Up All Night
10. Instant Disassembly
11. Duckin And Dodgin
12. Raw Milk
13. Into The Garden

Parquet Courts 2014 Tour Dates:
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
06/21 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
06/22 – Liverpool, UK @ Kazimier
06/23 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Institute
06/25 – London, UK @ ULU
06/26 – Oxford, UK @ Oxford Academy 2
06/29 – Marmande, FR @ Garorock
07/06 – Rotselaar, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/07 – Groningen, NE @ Vera Project
07/08 – Paris, FR @ Le Divan Du Monde
07/09 – La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene Club
07/10 – Bilbao, SP @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/11 – Lisbon, PO @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/12 – Russelheim, DE @ Phono Pop
07/16 – Berlin, DE @ Cassiopaia
07/17 – Grafenhainichen, DE @ Melt Festival
07/18 – Dublin, IE @ Longitude Festival
07/20 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
07/25 – Niigata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/03 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival

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