Parquet Courts Announce New Album ‘Sympathy for Life’, Unveil Video for New Song

    Parquet Courts have announced their next album: Sympathy for Life comes out October 22 via Rough Trade. It’s led by the new single ‘Walking at a Downtown Pace’, which arrives alongside a music video directed by Daniel Arnold. Check it out and find the album’s cover art and tracklist below.

    Sympathy For Life was built from a series of improvised jams and was produced with Rodaidh McDonald and John Parish. “Wide Awake! was a record you could put on at a party,” Austin Brown said in a statement. “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.”

    Of the new song’s accompanying visual, Savage explained: “We see New York City from the vantage point of someone busily hurrying through it. That’s what life can be like here; a world of constant motion surrounds you while you’re just walking toward where you need to be. There’s a lot of beauty that can be missed, and it wasn’t until the streets were virtually empty that I did miss it.”

    Sympathy for Life Cover Artwork:

    Sympathy for Life Tracklist:

    1. Walking At A Downtown Pace
    2. Black Widow Spider
    3. Marathon of Anger
    4. Just Shadows
    5. Plant Life
    6. Application Apparatus
    7. Homo Sapien
    8. Sympathy for Life
    9. Zoom Out
    10. Trullo
    11. Pulcinella

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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