Parquet Courts

Mistletone is rapt to announce the return of Parquet Courts this July!Pre-sale starts Friday 11 February (9AM local time). General Public on sale Monday 14 February (9AM local time).


Sunday July 24 – Splendour In The Grass (sold out).
Tuesday July 26 – The Forum Melbourne. Pre-sales here.
Friday July 29 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney. Pre-sales here.
Sunday July 31 – The Rechabite, Perth. Pre-sales here.

Parquet Courts return Down Under this July to perform tracks from their latest album Sympathy For Life, out now via Rough Trade Records & Remote Control.

Sympathy For Life sees the Brooklyn band at their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity. Built largely from improvised jams, inspired by New York clubs, Primal Scream and Pink Floyd and produced in league with Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Hot Chip, David Byrne), Sympathy For Life was always destined to be dancey. Unlike its globally adored predecessor, 2018’s Wide Awake! – the focus fell on grooves rather than rhythm.

Most of the songs were created by taking long improvisations and moulding them through our own editing,” explains Austin Brown“The biggest asset we have as artists is the band. After 10 years together, our greatest instrument is each other. The purest expression of Parquet Courts is when we are improvising.” In a very real sense, the band sampled themselves, moulding and chopping their rhythmic and melodic jams to create these songs, to manifest something new. 

Parquet Courts – ‘Walking at a Downtown Pace’ (Official Video):