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Last year, Parquet Courts made a huge splash with their debut full length Light Up Gold. Although they were quickly anointed with the title of “slacker punks,” this Brooklyn crew put out the Tally All The Things That You Broke EP before the end of the year, and earlier this month released their new track, Sunbathing Animal, as sheet music. Fortunately, for those of us who haven’t had to read sheet music since grade school, the power-chord mosher has arrived today in a listenable form.
 
It’s more of what we love from these guys, and the relentless punk beat and closing chants are bound to inspire a few elbow blows to the forehead on their summer tour. Sunbathing Animal will be available as a 7-inch single on Record Store Day, and their new full length of the same name will drop on June 3 via Mom+Pop/What’s Your Rupture?. Check out the song, new album tracklist and tour dates below.
 

 
Tracklist For Sunbathing Animal:
01. Bodies
02. Black and White
03. Dear Ramona
04. What Color Is Blood
05. Vienna II
06. Always Back In Town
07. She’s Rollin
08. Sunbathing Animal
09. Up All Night
10. Instant Disassembly
11. Duckin And Dodgin
12. Raw Milk
13. Into the Garden
 
Tour Dates For Parquet Courts:
05/22 – Commonwealth Bar – Calgary, Alberta
05/23 – Doug Fir – Portland, OR *
05/24 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC *
05/25 – Sasquatch Festival – George, WA
05/27 – Independent – San Francisco, CA **
05/28 – Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
05/29 – Red 7 – Austin, TX ^
06/02 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX ^
06/03 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX #
06/04 – The Hi Tone – Memphis, TN $
06/06 – Double Happiness – Colombus, OH $
06/07 – PJ’s Lager House – Detroit, MI $%
06/08 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON $%
06/09 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec $%
06/10 – T.T. The Bear”s Place – Boston, MA $
06/11 – Sugar Hill Restaurant & Supper Club – Brooklyn, NY $
06/21 – SWG3 – Glasgow, Scotland
06/22 – Kazimier – Liverpool, England
06/23 – Birmingham Institute – Birmingham, England
06/25 – ULU – London, England
06/26 – Oxford Academy 2 – Oxford, England
06/29 – Garorock – Mamande, France
07/06 – Rock Werchter – Rotselaar, Belgium
07/07 – Vera Project – Groningen, Netherlands
07/08 – Le Divan Du Monde – Paris, France
07/09 – La Dynamo – Toulouse, France
07/10 – Bilbao BBK – Bilbao, Spain
07/11 – Alive Festival – Lisbon, Portugal
07/12 – Phono Pop – Russelheim, Germany
07/16 – Cassiopia – Berlin, Germany
07/17 – Melt! Festival – Grafenhainichen, Germany
07/18 – Longitude Festival – Dublin, Ireland
07/20 – Latitude Festival – Suffolk, England
07/25 – Naeba Ski Resort (Fuji Rock Festival) – Niigata, Japan
08/02 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
08/03 – Pickathon – Happy Valley, OR

* w/ Naomi Punk
** w/ CCR Headcleaner
^ w/ Radioactivity
# w/ Swearin’
$ w/ Protomartyr
% w/ Tyvek