Parquet Courts share new music video for ‘Homo Sapien’

The four-member rock group will release their much-awaited seventh LP Sympathy for Life tomorrow via Rough Trade Records.

Parquet Courts have dropped a scorching new music video for ‘Homo Sapien’, in anticipation for the release of their seventh LP, Sympathy for Life.

Directed by Marisa Gesualdi,

The album drops tomorrow via Rough Trade Records.

The American rock group will also play a celebratory record release show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Additionally, they will be presenting the ‘Feel Free: Sympathy of Life, Visualized’ show during their NoonChorus livestream event where fans can hear the album in full for one night only.

The show will feature visuals from 11 artists worldwide along with an introduction by NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton as well as contributions from Adult Swim’s Joe Pera.

Sympathy for Life is Parquet Courts at their most instinctive and electronic, made from improvised jams and produced by Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Hot Chip, David Byrne) and John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, Dry Cleaning).

Vocalist Austin Brown explains,

“Most of the songs were created by taking long improvisations and moulding them through our own editing. The biggest asset we have as artists is the band. After 10 years together, our greatest instrument is each other. The purest expression of Parquet Courts is when we are improvising.”

Sympathy For Life was built largely from improvised jams and produced in league with  Unlike its globally adored predecessor, 2018’s Wide Awake!, the focus fell on grooves rather than rhythm.  In a very real sense, the band sampled themselves, molding and chopping their rhythmic and melodic jams to create these songs, to manifest something new.

The single follows the release of ‘Walking At A Downtown Pace’ which was announced in conjunction with their ‘Power of Eleven’ global events.

The first of these took place in Manhattan with the Gay & Lesbian Big Apple Corp marching band, followed by a show in Tokyo in collaboration with Big Love Records.

With the release of ‘Homo Sapien’, four more gigs have taken place where fans in Paris got a chance to join frontman Andrew Savage for a still life painting class and receive a custom drawing pad designed by the band.

More info can be found on the band’s official website.





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