Parquet Courts, who dropped their seventh album, ‘Sympathy for Life’ in October 2021 have just announced a mini-tour of three side shows around this year’s Splendour in the Grass festival.
‘Sympathy for Life’, released through Rough Trade Records/Remote Control has received wide acclaim, with Stack calling it, “their most fully realised and varied sound to date.” It was also a featured album Double J.
‘Sympathy for Life’ was produced by Rodaidh McDonald, who has worked with the likes of the xx, David Byrne and Hot Chip.
The album opener, ‘Walking at a Downtown Pace’ is a personal favourite with the unrelenting, fuzzy beat setting the scene for the next ten songs. The band is known to use improvisation sessions to create their unique sound and in this album this approach was used to full effect. The band has been together for 10 years now and their ability to draw on one another, almost as instruments, is their greatest asset. For ‘Sympathy for Life’, the band drew on influences as diverse as Pink Floyd, Primal Scream and New York Clubs. That might sound like a bizarre Witches Brew, but the album that emerged, not only reflected the music that fans had come to expect from the band, but somewhat unexpectedly detoured in a dance direction!
|Don’t miss your chance to catch Parquet Courts play tracks from the record live this July. Pre-sale starts Friday 11 February (8AM local time). Tickets will then go on sale to the General Public on Monday 14 February (9AM local time).|
Buy or download ‘Sympathy for Life’ by Parquet Courts here.
Sunday 24 July – Splendour In The Grass, North Byron Parklands NSW – More Info
Tuesday 26 July – The Forum, Melbourne VIC – Tickets
Friday 29 July – The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW – Tickets
Sunday 31 July – The Rechabite, Perth WA – Tickets
Presale: Friday 11 Feb 2022 (8AM local venue time)
General Public On Sale: Monday 14 Feb 2022 at (9AM local venue time)
Tickets & more info via Mistletone
Photo Credit: Pooneh Ghana