Parquet Courts Release New Album Sympathy For Life

Parquet Courts Release New Album Sympathy For Life

Today, Parquet Courts release their 7th studio album Sympathy for Life – available on a Special Edition First Pressing LP, Green LP from indie retail, standard LP, CD and digital. Buy/listen HERE

On Sympathy For Life, Parquet Courts’ thought-provoking rock is dancing to a new tune. The album finds the Brooklyn band at both their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity.

Built largely from improvised jams, inspired by New York clubs, Primal Scream and Pink Floyd and produced in league with Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Hot Chip, David Byrne) and John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, Dry Cleaning), Sympathy For Life was always destined to be dancey. Unlike its globally adored predecessor, 2018’s Wide Awake!, the focus fell on grooves rather than rhythm. “Wide Awake! was a record you could put on at a party,” says co-frontman Austin Brown. “Sympathy For Life is influenced by the party itself.” Historically, some amazing rock records have been made from mingling in dance music culture – from Talking Heads to Screamadelica. Our goal was to bring that into our own music. Each of us, in our personal lives, has been going to more dance parties. Or rather, we were pre-pandemic, which is when this record was made.”

“Brooklyn indie-punks at their adventurous best” NME (4*)

“Parquet Courts are evolving, and the sound is as exhilarating as ever” Stereogum 

 ‘in their most recent offering, Sympathy for Life, their sound is set free like a genius on a tangent’ Gigwise (9/10)

Paste Mag (8.4/10)

Mojo (4/5)

Uncut (8/10)

The Skinny (4/5)

Sympathy For Life

Featured Release

Parquet Courts

Sympathy For Life

22 October 2021
LP, CD, Digital

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