Parquet Courts Share “Sunbathing Animal video

Parquet Courts Share Video For "Sunbathing Animal"; Will Premiere New Song On Late Night With Seth Meyers On 4/30! Parquet Courts play May 22 in Calgary, AB

Parquet Courts are gearing up for the release of follow-up to Light Up Gold, Sunbathing Animal, out 6/3 on What’s Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop (6/2 on Rough Trade outside the US).  The band has premiered a new video by Andy Capper for the title track and first single off Sunbathing Animal. The aforementioned warmth-relishing creature is Frida, singer/guitarist Andrew Savage’s two-year-old cat. In an interview with Savage, Capper and he discuss the video, which features strong “Bastards Of Young” vibes, but also get real about their demeanors and expectations. Savage on the “studio magic” involved in the video:

“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.”


Thu. May 22 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar

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

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

Tue. June 3 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Swearin’

Wed. June 4 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone w/ Protomartyr, True Sons of Thunder

Fri. June 6 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness w/ Protomartyr

Sat. June 7 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek

Sun. June 8 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek

Mon. June 9 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek

Tue. June 10 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bears w/ Protomartyr

Wed. June 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sugarhill Supper Club w/ Protomartyr, Future Punx, Xerox

Fri. June 21 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3

Sat. June 22 – Liverpool, UK @ Kazimier

Sun. June 23 – Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Institute

Tue. June 25 – London, UK @ ULU

Wed. June 26 – Oxford, UK @ Oxford Academy 2

Sun. June 29 – Marmande, FR @ Garorock

Sun. July 6 – Rotselaar, BE @ Rock Werchter

Mon. July 7 – Groningen, NE @ Vera Project

Tue. July 8 – Paris, FR @ Le Divan Du Monde

Wed. July 9 – La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene Club

Thu. July 10 – Bilbao, SP @ Bilbao BBK

Fri. July 11 – Lisbon, PO @ Alive Festival

Sat. July 12 – Russelheim, DE @ Phono Pop

Wed. July 16 – Berlin, DE @ Cassiopaia

Thu. July 17 – Grafenhainichen, DE @ Melt

Fri. July 18 – Dublin, IE @ Longitude Festival

Sun. July 20 – Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival

Fri. July 25 – Niigata, JP @ Naeba Ski Resort (Fuji Rock Festival)

Sat. Aug. 2 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

Sun. Aug. 3 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

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