Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts Brought Bun B to Play ‘Captive of the Sun’ on ‘Colbert’

Parquet Courts' "Captive of the Sun" sounded a bit different on last night's Late Show with Stephen Colbert: The Human Performance song picked up a vibraphone player…
Anna Gaca / July 15, 2016

Parquet Courts Brood With Puppets in ‘Human Performance’ Video

Are puppet-themed videos making a comeback? Days after Aesop Rock the Doll played with his cat in "Kirby," Parquet Courts debut their own puppet-heavy video for Human…
Brian Josephs / June 29, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Now that we're nearly halfway done with 2016, the time has come for your annual summer-listening list. Expect to find a tender comeback from the…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2016

Ask Yourself the Same Question: An Interview With Parquet Courts

Suddenly it felt as if the show was scripted — you know, like that sensation of involuted meta-thought when you get way too high. There…
Jeremy D. Larson / April 21, 2016

Review: Parquet Courts Drop in to See What Condition Their Condition Is in on ‘Human Performance’

There is nothing stoned or starving about Human Performance, the most deceptively straightforward album yet from the four very un-straightforward dudes in Parquet Courts. What…
Dan Weiss / April 8, 2016

Parquet Courts Share Reverb-Heavy ‘Human Performance’

Parquet Courts, SPIN's 2014 Band of the Year, are about to release their latest record, Human Performance, and so far we've heard songs like "Dust,"
Rachel Brodsky / April 6, 2016

Parquet Courts Take a Short Trip ‘Outside’

The always-productive Parquet Courts have shared another advance track from their upcoming fifth studio album Human Performance, with the sub-two-minute chimer "Outside." The song is…
Andrew Unterberger / March 24, 2016

Parquet Courts Perform ‘Berlin Got Blurry’ on ‘Conan’

SPIN's 2014 Band of the Year Parquet Courts release their fifth full-length album Human Performance on April 8th via Rough Trade, their first release since…
Dan Weiss / March 3, 2016

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

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…
Anna Gaca / February 25, 2016

Parquet Courts Announce New LP, ‘Human Performance,’ Share Gritty Video for ‘Dust’

New York's most deadpan punks Parquet Courts (and one of SPIN's 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now, along with our 2014 Band of the Year) are…
Harley Brown / February 4, 2016

Parquet Courts Perform Two New Songs, Announce Next Album During WFUV Appearance

Parquet Courts stopped by Fordham University's radio station, WFUV, to confirm the existence of their next album and play two new songs. Host Carmel Holt didn't reveal…
James Grebey / February 2, 2016

Review: Parquet Courts Art for Their Suffering on ‘Monastic Living’ EP

Goodbye cruel world, Parquet Courts are off to join the circus. You'd think that "Stoned and Starving" was some "Creep"-like smash of crossover ubiquity (or…
Andrew Unterberger / December 1, 2015

Noise Pop Festival 2016 Lineup: Vince Staples, Mountain Goats, and More

Update: The festival has announced a second round of performers including American Football, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bill Callahan, and Mitski. See the full updated lineup…
Brennan Carley / November 18, 2015

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

The 2015 Fun Fun Fun Fest brought plenty of, you guessed it, fun to Austin, Texas this past weekend, with performances by CHRVCHES, Future Islands, Parquet Courts, Neon…
SPIN Staff / November 11, 2015

The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now

A list celebrating rock bands in 2015? We don't see why not. Rock isn't at the center of the musical universe anymore, sure — maybe…
SPIN Staff / October 16, 2015

Parquet Courts Announce Two Split 7″ Recordings With Joey Pizza Slice and Big Ups

Following last year's Content Nausea, Parquet Courts have announced plans to release two split 7"s in August. The first, due out on August 11 via Wharf Cat, will…
Rachel Brodsky / June 17, 2015

Solid Sound Festival 2015 Lineup: Wilco, Mac DeMarco, Parquet Courts, and More

Wilco announced the lineup for their Solid Sound Festival today, and this year, they'll be joined by SPIN's 2014 Band of the Year Parquet Courts,…
James Grebey / March 4, 2015

Parquet Courts Have a Pretty New ‘Pretty Machines’ Video

SPIN's 2014 Band of the Year Parquet Courts — or are they Parkay Quarts? — just dropped a new video for "Pretty Machines," off of their most recent album Content Nausea.
James Grebey / January 15, 2015

Parquet Courts Wow David Letterman With ‘Bodies Made Of’

SPIN's 2014 Band of the Year Parquet Courts took the stage on the Late Show Tuesday to play Sunbathing Animal's lead track, "Bodies Made Of." By the time…
James Grebey / January 7, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2014

With the Salad Days of 2014 long gone, we're looking back on the music that defined the past 12 months. We've already counted down the…
SPIN Staff / December 9, 2014
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