Parquet Courts announce 10th anniversary livestream performance

"Our adventure began by playing our first show to virtually no one, and to celebrate we’ve decided to play a show to everyone, virtually"

Parquet Courts will celebrate their 10th anniversary next month with a livestreamed performance from Brooklyn Pioneer Works in New York City.

The livestreamed show will commemorate their first gig ever — which took place at Monster Island on December 17, 2010 — and will also incorporate rare archival footage and new interviews.

“10 years ago our adventure began by playing our first show to virtually no one, and to celebrate we’ve decided to play a show to everyone, virtually,” Parquet Courts said in a statement about the show, which will be broadcast online on December 10 at 8PM UK time.

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Early-bird tickets to the livestream are available to buy here, and you can watch a trailer for ‘Parquet Courts – On Time!’ below.

Parquet Courts have also shared ‘Hey Bug’, a previously unreleased track that was written during the sessions for their ‘Sunbathing Animal’ album.

“If I remember correctly, it would have been recorded at Seaside Lounge in Brooklyn, during the fall of 2013. We were working there with our pal Jonathan Schenke, who had recorded ‘Light Up Gold’, but this time in a studio rather than a practice space,” A. Savage recalled about the song in a statement.

“We’d have been recording material for ‘Tally All the Things That You Broke’ and ‘Sunbathing Animal’. Editing the sequence for a record is often a tough process, and when it’s over it’s typically such a relief that I’ll purge it from my memory entirely.

“And now I’m listening to ‘Hey Bug’ these seven years later and thinking what a cool song it is. That period was a frenzy of writing and I know it’s not the only unreleased song from that session.

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“So here you are, our lone musical contribution in the year 2020: ‘Hey Bug’ (recorded 2013).”

In 2018, the band released their most recent album: the acclaimed, Danger Mouse-produced ‘Wide Awake’.

In a four-star reviewNME called Parquet Courts’ sixth record “an indelible underlining of their status as one of the most important bands in the world right now”.

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