Parquet Courts have shared the video for “Bodies”, one of several rollicking punk jams found on their Sunbathing Animals LP. The clip was directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, aka the duo behind the Nick Cave biopic 20,000 Days on Earth, and filmed during June’s record release show at Bedford Stuyvesant’s Sugarhill Supper Club.
The gritty, lo-fi piece perfectly encapsulates Parquet Court’s spirited live show. According to a press release, this “sweaty, inebriated affair” reportedly led to “eight future weddings, four children being conceived, three breakups, and one animal attack. Note: none of these reports have been substantiated or, furthermore, reported.” Sounds like my kinda rager.
Watch the clean, totally wholesome evening below.
In related news, Parquet Court have a bevy of upcoming dates scheduled, but there’s a catch: For a majority of the shows, they’ll team with New York band PC Worship to form a supergroup called PCPC. They also have several dates scheduled as the as-yet-unexplained moniker Parkay Quarts.
Parquet’s own Andrew Savage had this to say about PCPC: “Like P-Funk, MinuteFlag, Ciccone Youth, Loutallica and Red House Chili Painters (bet you didn’t know about that one), PCPC is what happens when two legendary rock juggernauts join forces. In this instance, members of PC Worship and Parquet Courts have merged into a NY noise-rock confederacy, each band bringing their own sonic distinctions. Spawning from a long history of playing shows together as separate entities, PCPC is born out of an aesthetic solidarity, and will to create something new. Look for them this Fall in select cities throughout USA and Europe.”
Consult their full schedule below.
Parquet Courts 2014 Tour Dates:
10/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *^
10/22 – Boston MA @ The Sinclair *^
10/24 – Providence, RI @ The Met *^
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *^
10/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC *^
11/06 – Washington, DC @ DC9 #
11/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA #
11/13 – Lille, FR @ Le Grand Mix #
11/14 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale #
11/15 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux #
11/17 – Toulouse, FR @ Bikini #
11/19 – Oostende, BE @ De Zwerver *
11/20 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique #
11/21 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who #
11/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ The Vrankrijk *
11/23 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who *
11/24 – Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall *
11/25 – London, UK @ Electroworkz *
11/26 – Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe #
11/27 – London, UK @ The Laundry #
11/29 – Koln, DE @ Museum Ludwig #
11/30 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Frabrik #
12/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
* = as PCPC
^ = w/ Thurston Moore
# = as Parkay Quarts