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‘Berlin Got Blurry’ in Parquet Courts’ Jaunty New Video

"Cell phone service is not that expensive, but that takes commitment"

anna headshotAnna Gaca // February 25, 2016

New York’s Parquet Courts have shared a new song and video for “Berlin Got Blurry,” the latest peek at their upcoming fifth album Human Performance.

Filmmaker Claes Nordwall’s 16mm camera follows Parquet Courts songwriter Andrew Savage around (where else) Berlin, where he rides the train, spills kebab filling on himself, and attempts to do laundry. The cinematic look and poppy sound can’t conceal Savage’s eternally jaded attitude, which comes through loud and clear with lines like, “Nothing lasts but nearly everything lingers in life.”

Human Performance is out from Rough Trade Records on April 8. Watch “Berlin Got Blurry” below, and keep scrolling for updated U.S. and European tour dates:

Parquet Courts 2016 tour dates:
February 26 – Oakland, California @ The New Parish (Noise Pop) w/ Chris Cohen
February 27 – Los Angeles, California @ American Legion Hall w/ Chris Cohen
February 28 – Los Angeles, California @ American Legion Hall
March 12 – Marfa, Texas @ Marfa Myths w/ No Age, Emitt Rhodes, Quilt, Sheer Mag
April 14 – Providence, Rhode Island @ The Met w/ Soda
April 15 – Boston, Massachusetts @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Soda
April 16 – Kingston, New York @ BSP Kingston w/ Soda
April 17 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ Spirit w/ Soda
April 18 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups w/ Soda
April 20 – Chicago, Illinois @ Metro w/ Soda
April 21 – Detroit, Michigan @ Marble Bar w/ Soda
April 22 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Theater w/ Soda
April 28 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater
April 30 – Austin, Texas @ Levitation Festival
May 2 – Houston, Texas @ Fitzgerald’s
May 11 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Union Transfer w/ B Boys
May 12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ B Boys
May 13 – Carrboro, North Carolina @ Cat’s Cradle w/ B Boys
May 15 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 16 – Nashville, Tennessee @ Mercy Lounge w/ B Boys
May 17 – Asheville, North Carolina @ The Mothlight w/ B Boys
May 18 – Charlottesville, Virginia @ Jefferson Theater w/ B Boys
May 20 – New York, New York @ Webster Hall w/ B Boys
June 4 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
June 5 – Nimes, France @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival
June 7 – Bilbao, Spain @ Kafe Antzokia
June 9 – Porto, Portugal @ Primavera Sound Porto
June 12 – London, UK @ Field Day
June 14 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
June 15 – Liverpool, UK @ New Kazimier
June 16 – Edinburgh, UK @ La Belle Angele
June 17 – Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre
June 18 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
June 21 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
June 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord
June 27 – Paris, France @ Gaite Lyrique