Published Feb 25, 2016Parquet Courts are ramping up to the release of Human Performance later this year, and the band have shared a brand new video to help ease the wait.
Album cut "Berlin Got Blurry" has been treated to the band's "best-produced" clip to date, with a press release declaring that it's "ya know, like a proper VIDEO video." The song grapples with themes of existential disorientation and unfamiliar circumstances, but channels the message through a bright, jangly sound.
"I wrote the song in Berlin, so it made sense to try to recreate my experience for the video," songwriter Andrew Savage said in a statement. "It was shot on 16mm by the wonderful, talented and patient Claes Nordwall, who was able to take my very loose concept and make it into something really beautiful."
Scroll past the band's upcoming live shows to see the final results in the video player below. Human Performance is due out on April 8 through Rough Trade.
02/26 Oakland, CA - The New Parish (Noise Pop)
02/27 Los Angeles, CA - American Legion Hall
02/28 Los Angeles, CA - American Legion Hall
03/12 Marfa, TX - Marfa Myths
04/14 Providence, RI - The Met *
04/15 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *
04/16 Woodstock, NY - Bearsville *
04/17 Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit *
04/18 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups *
04/20 Chicago, IL - Metro *
04/21 Detroit, MI - Marble Bar *
04/22 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theater *
04/28 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
04/30 Austin, TX - Levitation Festival
05/02 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
05/11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
05/12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ^
05/13 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle ^
05/15 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05/16 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge ^
05/17 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight ^
05/18 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater ^
05/20 New York, NY - Webster Hall ^
* with Soda
^ with B Boys