Parquet Courts have shared their new song, ‘Black Widow Spider’, alongside an accompanying video. It’s the latest offering from their upcoming record Sympathy for Life, following previous single ‘Walking at a Downtown Pace’. Check out the Shayne Ehman-directed visual below.
“I told [producer] Rodaidh McDonald that I wanted to find a sound that was equal parts Can, Canned Heat and This Heat,” the band’s A Savage explained in a statement. “He was really into that and probably took some glee in having such a bizarre challenge.”
Shayne Ehman added of the video: “We were inspired by the claymation master Art Clokey. I wanted the video to feel like it was shot in the 1950’s and so I used very old lenses. One was a brass projection lens from the 1860’s and another was radioactive.”
Sympathy for Life is due out October 22 via Rough Trade.