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Parquet Courts Announce North American Tour, Release First New Song in Three Years

The New York post-punk outfit Parquet Courts have announced a line of new tour dates in an upcoming North American tour starting Aug. 14 at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, NJ and concluding next March at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 9 am EST here. All tour dates can be found below.

And what’s an announcement without a bonus gift? The band will be dropping a limited edition three-track 12-inch called “Plant Life” exclusively via Rough Trade Records and the band’s website. The song first premiered last Saturday on Japanese radio station FM Karuizawa during Dr. Rob’s show and is the first new material since the band’s 2018 LP Wide Awake!.

Watch the 30-second teaser video here.

“‘Plant Life’ the song is my story of rediscovering my passion for music through New York City dance floors,” says Austin Brown. “It’s a distillation from a 40 plus minute improvisation prompted by producer Rodaidh McDonald, and every way we’ve sliced it up illustrates a different mood of the same perspective of ecstasy and aspiration to not only grow, but form roots outside of our own barriers.”

“Plant Life” 12”  Tracklist

Side A
1. Plant Life – Extended Mix
Side B
1. Plant Life – Yu Su’s Transient Version
2. Plant Life – Peak Wifi Vibes Mix

PARQUET COURTS TOUR DATES (new dates in bold)
Sat. Aug. 14 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
Sat. Sept. 18 – Augustine, FL @ Sing Out Loud Festival
Wed. Sept. 22 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
Fri. Sept. 24 – Marfa, TX @ Trans-Pecos Festival
Sun. Sept. 26 – Accord, NY @ Woodsist Festival
Fri. Oct. 29 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Sat. Oct. 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Sun. Oct. 31 – Lancaster, PA @ Tellus360
Wed. Nov. 03 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Thu. Nov. 04 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Fri. Nov. 05 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
Sat. Nov. 06 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
Wed. Nov. 17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Fri. Nov. 19 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Tue. Mar. 15, 2022 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Wed. Mar. 16, 2022 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

*= supporting Portugal. The Man