Parquet Courts’ seventh studio album Sympathy for Life finds the band experimenting with new sounds while staying loyal to the indie-punk thrashing we’ve come to expect. After the critical acclaim of 2018’s Wide Awake!, they show no sign of slowing down or abandoning the unique sound that has made the quartet a cult favorite. Featuring fuzzed out guitars, dancey grooves and the agitated vocal stylings of A. Savage, the record is peak Parquet Courts with a bit of flare.
Watch Parquet Courts perform their new single “Watching Strangers Smile” plus “Walking at a Downtown Pace” off Sympathy for Life and “Mardi Gras Beads” from Wide Awake! live at WNXP’s Sonic Cathedral.