Live Video: Parquet Courts

Live Video
04/04/2016
Jim Beckmann
photo by Melissa Wax (view set)

Anxiety, nausea, discord - they're not just the frequent subjects of Parquet Courts' songs, but the feelings their fans get while waiting between albums. Usually, the wait's never too long, as the Brooklyn group eases jitters by alternating albums and EP's in quick succession. The extra months it took for their latest LP to hit the streets, though, might have seemed to some cause for worry, but the excellent, energized tunes on Human Performance prove that even with more production and the new backing by veteran label Rough Trade, there's still plenty else for Parquet Courts to be anxious about. Before its release, the band ripped through a quick set of razor-smart songs from the new album, just enough to take the edge off. Watch all fourteen minutes of it here:

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