Parquet Courts' Ferocious 'Sunbathing Animal' Heralds New Album

Brooklyn punk quartet's third LP, also dubbed 'Sunbathing Animal,' due out June 3

Parquet Courts 'Sunbathing Animal' Album Track Rough Trade
Parquet Courts, looking like they could use some sunbathing Photo by Ben Rayner
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A few weeks ago, Parquet Courts released the sheet music for their "Sunbathing Animal," the A-side of their upcoming Record Store Day single. Now,  it turns out that the Brooklyn punk quartet are releasing a 13-track album by that name, too, and you can hear the title song below — while following along on the sheet music, if you want. It's a raucous four-minute beater comparing the vulnerability of people to that of a creature who just wants to soak in some rays, as evidenced by the outro refrain, "Frying and abiding, I'm in your control / Like a sunbathing animal."

The follow-up to 2012's Light Up Gold and last year's Tally All the Things You Broke EP is due out June 3 via What's Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop (the international release comes a day earlier via Rough Trade). Check out the song, track list, and Parquet Courts' tour dates below.

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Sunbathing Animal track list:

1. "Bodies"
2. "Black and White"
3. "Dear Ramona"
4. "What Color Is Blood"
5. "Vienna II"
6. "Always Back in Town"
7. "She's Rollin"
8. "Sunbathing Animal"
9. "Up All Night"
10. "Instant Disassembly"
11. "Duckin and Dodgin"
12. "Raw Milk"
13. "Into the Garden"

Parquet Courts tour dates:

May 22 - Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar
May 23 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ Naomi Punk
May 24 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret w/ Naomi Punk
May 25 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
May 27 - San Francisco, CA @ Independent w/ CCR Headcleaner
May 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
May 29 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Radioactivity
June 2 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's w/ Radioactivity
June 3 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Swearin'
June 4 - Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone w/ Protomartyr, True Sons of Thunder
June 6 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness w/ Protomartyr
June 7 - Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek
June 8 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek
June 9 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore w/ Protomartyr, Tyvek
June 10 - Boston, MA @ TT the Bears w/ Protomartyr
June 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Sugarhill Supper Club w/ Protomartyr, Future Punx, Xerox
June 21 - Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
June 22 - Liverpool, UK @ Kazimier
June 23 - Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Institute
June 25 - London, UK @ ULU
June 26 - Oxford, UK @ Oxford Academy 2
June 29 - Marmande, FR @ Garorock
July 6 - Rotselaar, BE @ Rock Werchter
July 7 - Groningen, NE @ Vera Project
July 8 - Paris, FR @ Le Divan Du Monde
July 9 - La Rochelle, FR @ La Sirene Club
July 10 - Bilbao, SP @ Bilbao BBK
July 11 - Lisbon, PO @ Alive Festival
July 12 - Russelheim, DE @ Phono Pop
July 16 - Berlin, DE @ Cassiopaia
July 17 - Grafenhainichen, DE @ Melt
July 18 - Dublin, IE @ Longitude Festival
July 20 - Suffolk, UK @ Latitude Festival
July 25 - Niigata, JP @ Naeba Ski Resort (Fuji Rock Festival)
Aug. 2 - Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Aug. 3 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

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