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

It's out on April 8

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 back with a new album, Human Performance. Due April 8 via Rough Trade Records, the 13-track effort reveals the band’s more emotionally intelligent side, according to a press release. “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,” says singer and guitarist Austin Brown, who also produced and mixed the record.

Adds bandmate Andrew Savage, “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.” Watch the multilayered video for “Dust” here and find Human Performance’s track list, along with Parquet Courts’ upcoming tour dates, below.

Human Performance track list:
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”

Parquet Courts tour dates:
February 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall w/ Love Of Everything
February 16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ Love Of Everything – SOLD OUT
February 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ Love Of Everything
February 19 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar
February 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater w/ Dumb
February 23 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
February 24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Woolen Men
February 26 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish (Noise Pop) w/ Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
February 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ American Legion Hall w/ Chris Cohen – SOLD OUT
February 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ American Legion Hall
March 12 – Marfa, TX @ Marfa Myths w/ No Age, Emitt Rhodes, Quilt, Sheer Mag
April 14 – Providence, RI @ The Met w/ Soda
April 15 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Soda
April 16 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston w/ Soda
April 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit w/ Soda
April 18 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/ Soda
April 20 – Chicago, IL @ Metro w/ Soda
April 21 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar w/ Soda
April 22 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Theater w/ Soda
April 28 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
April 30 – Austin, TX @ Levitation Festival
May 2 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ B Boys
May 12 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ B Boys
May 13 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle w/ B Boys
May 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 16 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge w/ B Boys
May 17 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight w/ B Boys
May 18 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater w/ B Boys
May 20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ B Boys
June 4 – Barcelona, SP @ Primavera Sound Festival
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