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Watch: Parquet Courts - “Berlin Got Blurry” Video

Human Performance Due Out April 8 via Rough Trade

Feb 25, 2016 Parquet Courts
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Parquet Courts are releasing their new album, Human Performance, on April 8 via Rough Trade. Previously they had shared the video for “Dust,” the album’s opening track. Now the band has shared a video for “Berlin Got Blurry,” which was fittingly shot in Berlin.

Parquet Courts songwriter Andrew Savage commented on the song in a press release: “‘Berlin Got Blurry’ is a song about saying goodbye to someone from the other side of the world and about feeling completely foreign to your environment; knowing you can’t go home, but not knowing where you belong.”

In terms of the video, Savage said: “I wrote the song in Berlin, so it made sense to try to recreate my experience for the video. It was shot on 16mm by the wonderful, talented and patient Claes Nordwall, who was able to take my very loose concept and make it into something really beautiful.”

Human Performance is the band’s first full-length for iconic London-based indie label Rough Trade and follows last November’s Monastic Living EP, which was their very first release for the label. Previously the band was singed to New York-based indie What’s Your Rupture?

Parquet Courts Tour Dates:

Fri. Feb. 26 - Oakland, CA @ The New Parish (Noise Pop) w/ Chris Cohen - SOLD OUT
Sat. Feb. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ American Legion Hall w/ Chris Cohen - SOLD OUT
Sun. Feb. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ American Legion Hall - SOLD OUT
Sat. Mar. 12 - Marfa, TX @ Marfa Myths w/ No Age, Emitt Rhodes, Quilt, Sheer Mag
Thu. Apr. 14 - Providence, RI @ The Met w/ Soda
Fri. Apr.15 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Soda
Sat. Apr. 16 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston w/ Soda
Sun. Apr. 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit w/ Soda
Mon. Apr. 18 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups w/ Soda
Wed. Apr. 20 - Chicago, IL @ Metro w/ Soda
Thu. Apr. 21 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar w/ Soda
Fri. Apr. 22 - Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Theater w/ Soda
Thu. Apr. 28 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Sat. Apr. 30 - Austin, TX @ Levitation Festival
Mon. May 2 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Wed. May 11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ B Boys
Thu. May 12 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ B Boys
Fri. May 13 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle w/ B Boys
Sun. May 15 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
Mon. May 16 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge w/ B Boys
Tue. May 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight w/ B Boys
Wed. May 18 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater w/ B Boys
Fri. May 20 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ B Boys
Sat. June 4 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
Sun. June 5 - Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song Festival
Tue. June 7 - Bilbao, ES @ Kafe Antzokia
Thu. June 9 - Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound Porto
Sun. June 12 - London, UK @ Field Day
Tue. June 14 - Bristol, UK @ Trinity
Wed. June 15 - Liverpool, UK @ New Kazimier
Thu. June 16 - Edinburgh, UK @ La Belle Angele
Fri. June 17 - Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre
Fri. June 18 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
Tue. June 21 - Antwerp, BE @ Trix Club
Thu. June 23 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Mon. June 27 - Paris, FR @ Gaite Lyrique


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