Parquet Courts have shared details of a new album, A Sympathy For Life, and previewed it with the lead single, “Plant Life”. The single made its world premiere on Japanese radio station FM Karuizawa during Saturday’s episode of Dr. Rob’s Remedy radio show.
Set to arrive on October 22nd via Rough Trade, A Sympathy For Life will mark the band’s first album since 2018’s Wide Awake! The new record also comes after the band celebrated its 10th anniversary with the On Time livestream retrospective back in December, which was accompanied by the release of previously unheard music.
The new single, “Plant Life”, comes in the form of an extended mix that would lend itself perfectly to any dance party. Built around a simple backbeat, the song carries on past the 10-minute mark as the trance-like structure continues effortlessly like a neverending dream.
“’Plant Life’ the song is my story of rediscovering my passion for music through New York City dance floors,” singer/guitarist Austin Brown said in a statement. “It’s a distillation from a 40 plus minute improvisation prompted by producer Rodaidh McDonald, and every way we’ve sliced it up illustrates a different mood of the same perspective of ecstasy and aspiration to not only grow, but form roots outside of our own barriers.”
Parquet Courts have also released a limited-edition 12″ vinyl of “Plant Life”, featuring the original track and remixes by Chinese-born, Vancouver-based electronic musician Yu Su, as well as Peak Wifi (Austin Brown and Bryce Hackford). The physical copy is available now to purchase via the band’s website.
Listen to “Plant Life”, the new single from Parquet Courts, via the latest installment of Dr. Rob’s Remedy radio show, starting at the ten-minute mark. The band also released a teaser video along with the single premiere. Scroll down to see a list of upcoming Parquet Courts North American tour dates as well as the artwork for the 12″ “Plant Life” single.
Dr. Dog’s Remedy – 6/26/21
Parquet Courts – “Plant Life” (Teaser)
[Video: Parquet Courts]
Parquet Courts 2021–2022 North American Tour Dates
Sat. Aug. 14 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
Sat. Sept. 18 – Augustine, FL @ Sing Out Loud Festival
Wed. Sept. 22 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
Fri. Sept. 24 – Marfa, TX @ Trans-Pecos Festival
Sun. Sept. 26 – Accord, NY @ Woodsist Festival
Fri. Oct. 29 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Sat. Oct. 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Sun. Oct. 31 – Lancaster, PA @ Tellus360
Wed. Nov. 03 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Thu. Nov. 04 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Fri. Nov. 05 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
Sat. Nov. 06 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
Wed. Nov. 17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Fri. Nov. 19 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Tue. Mar. 15, 2022 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Wed. Mar. 16, 2022 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
*= supporting Portugal. The Man
[H/T Brooklyn Vegan]