Parquet Courts say time spent recording new album was ‘out of character’

The New Yorkers spent much longer in the studio for new record ‘Sunbathing Animal’

Parquet Courts say time spent recording new album was ‘out of character’

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Parquet Courts have said that the amount of time they spent in the studio recording new album was ‘out of character’.

Speaking in this week’s NME, singer Andrew Savage says: “It’s out of character for us. The idea of Parquet Courts has always been not to be perfectionists and to move on once you’ve got something in the can. It was for a variety of reasons – people feeling like performances weren’t good enough, people wanting to record new songs, me feeling like I had songs that needed to be on the record. Basically all of us feeling like we could do something better.”

Their new album ‘Sunbathing Animal’ is the follow-up to 2012’s self-released
‘Light Up Gold’, which was recorded in just three days, and last year’s ‘Tally All The Things That You Broke’ EP.

The band are once more working with long-time producer Jonathan Schenke, and Savage maintains that the luxury of studio time hasn’t dampened the sense of urgency in the band’s music. “I don’t think it cuts into that at all,” he says. “There are definitely a lot of emotions on the record; it’s a pretty heavy record, I’d say. I hesitate to use the word ‘minimalism’ because I don’t think it is, but nothing ever gets too grandiose or complex with us. A lot of the songs are one minute long. A lot of them have only one or two parts, and because of that I guess it’s more lyrically aggressive. The music takes a step back and the lyrics take a step forward.”

The album is due for release on June 2. To read the Parquet Courts interview in full, pick up this week's NME or buy the digital edition.

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