PARQUET COURTS – New Album ‘SYMPATHY FOR LIFE (and for Talking Heads)’ Out

22 October 2021

Band: PARQUET COURTS
Who: Texan rockers living/working in New York City
Active: Since 2010 / 7 studio LPs including the new one

New album: SYMPATHY FOR LIFE
Release: 22 October 2021 – Order info here

Stereogum says: “It always feels weird to say about a band as consistently acclaimed
as Parquet Courts, but for a moment there I was on the brink of taking this group for
granted. It’s the Spoon Conundrum: Here is a band so freakishly sharp and consistent and reliable that, in lacking a new story, people eventually start to underrate. For over a decade now, Parquet Courts have been operating at a very high level. They’ve already become an
indie-rock institution. And now, with Sympathy For Life, they have another strong entry in
a nearly bulletproof catalog. But more importantly, they are showing they can transform without losing their incisiveness. Parquet Courts are evolving, and the sound is
as exhilarating as ever.

Turn Up The Volume: All arrogance when they’re on stage (I know, I saw them
several times), but all solid electricity on record. Do not expect that the Courts will
make a jaw-dropping Kid A record à la Radiohead ever, no they’re riff-rattling rockers
at heart (Walking At A Downtown Place / Black Widow Spider / Homo Sapien) and show
their avid sympathy for Talking Heads once again, even more than before (Marathon
Of Anger / Plant Life / Sympathy For Life / Zoom Out
). No fear of music here.

Singles/clips: Homo Sapien / Black Widow Spider / Walking At A Downtown Place

– HOMO SAPIEN –

– BLACK WIDOW SPIDER –

– WALKING AT A DOWNTOWN PLACE –

Full album…

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PARQUET COURTS: All Albums

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