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Parquet Courts Unveil ‘Sunbathing Animal’ Single as Sheet Music

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Parquet Courts are dropping a new single on Record Store Day 2014, and the New York-based punks have already shared the set’s lead track — too bad you can’t hear it unless you play it yourself. Yes, the SPIN profile subjects have taken a page out of Beck’s Song Reader playbook and debuted their new song via sheet music. Those of us who are less musically inclined will have to wait until Record Store Day (April 19) to hear “Sunbathing Animal,” when it arrives on a 7-inch backed by fresh B-side “Pilgrims to Nowhere.” But fans who can read sheet music and are game for Parquet Courts’ DIY-approach can feast on the tune right now. Check out musical notes and lyrics below, then zoom in on “Sunbathing Animal.”

The Light Up Gold quartet are also planning a string of North American tour dates this spring, including a pair of gigs at this year’s South By Southwest conference. Scroll down for details.

Parquet Courts tour dates:

March 13 – Austin, TX @ Bar 96 (Filter/Dr Martens Showcase)
March 15 – Austin, TX @ Parquet Courts-Curated Party (Location & Time TBA)
May 22 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar
May 23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
May 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
May 25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
May 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
May 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
May 29 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
June 2 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
June 3 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
June 4 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone
June 6 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
June 7 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
June 8 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern
June 9 – Montreal, Quebec @ Il Motore
June 10 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bears
June 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sugarhill Supper Club