Parquet Courts Details Human Performance, Sh”res “Dust"

The band plans to release a new album in April.

February 04, 2016

After playing a pair of new songs recently for WFUV, the band Parquet Courts announced today that it has a new record on the way. In a press release, singer/guitarist Austin Brown says Human Performance is inspired by "the unavoidable noise of NYC that can be maddening, the kind of the impossible struggle against clutter, whether it's physical or mental or social." Andrew Savage, the other singer/guitarist, adds, "I began to question my humanity, and if it was always as sincere as I thought, or if it was a performance. I felt like a sort of malfunctioning apparatus. Like a machine programmed to be human showing signs of defect."

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The band also unveiled the video for "Dust," which kicks off Human Performance. Watch that above, and check out tracklist/tour dates below. The album is due on April 8.

Human Performance:
1. Dust
2. Human Performance
3. Outside
4. I Was Just Here
5. Paraphrased
6. Captive Of The Sun
7. Steady On My Mind
8. One Man, No City
9. Berlin Got Blurry
10. Keep It Even
11. Two Dead Cops
12. Pathos Prairie
13. It's Gonna Happen

Tour Dates:

Mon. Feb. 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall w/ Love Of Everything
Tue. Feb. 16 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Love Of Everything - SOLD OUT
Thu. Feb. 18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ Love Of Everything
Fri. Feb. 19 - Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar
Sat. Feb. 20 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater w/ Dumb
Tue. Feb. 23 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Wed. Feb. 24 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Woolen Men
Fri. Feb. 26 - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish (Noise Pop) w/ Chris Cohen - SOLD OUT
Sat. Feb. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ American Legion Hall w/ Chris Cohen - SOLD OUT
Sun. Feb. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ American Legion Hall
Sat. Mar. 12 - Marfa, TX @ Marfa Myths w/ No Age, Emitt Rhodes, Quilt, Sheer Mag
Thu. Apr. 14 - Providence, RI @ The Met w/ Soda
Fri. Apr.15 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Soda
Sat. Apr. 16 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston w/ Soda
Sun. Apr. 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit w/ Soda
Mon. Apr. 18 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/ Soda
Wed. Apr. 20 - Chicago, IL @ Metro w/ Soda
Thu. Apr. 21 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar w/ Soda
Fri. Apr. 22 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Theater w/ Soda
Thu. Apr. 28 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Sat. Apr. 30 - Austin, TX @ Levitation Festival
Mon. May 2 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
Wed. May 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ B Boys
Thu. May 12 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ B Boys
Fri. May 13 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle w/ B Boys
Sun. May 15 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
Mon. May 16 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge w/ B Boys
Tue. May 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight w/ B Boys
Wed. May 18 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater w/ B Boys
Fri. May 20 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ B Boys
Sat. June 4 - Barcelona, SP @ Primavera Sound Festival
Sun. June 12 - London, UK @ Field Day
Tue. June 14 - Bristol, UK @ Trinity
Wed. June 15 - Liverpool, UK @ New Kazimier
Thu. June 16 - Edinburgh, UK @ La Belle Angele
Fri. June 17 - Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre
Fri. June 18 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

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