Win Tickets ($60): Parquet Courts @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Special Guest, Indie Rock, Post-Punk, Garage Rock
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Parquet Courts @ Crystal Ballroom on April 25. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed April 18.
From our sponsors:
with special guest
April 25, 2022
6:30PM doors, 8PM show | All Ages
GA: $25 ADV, $30 Doors
Reserved 21+ Balcony $30 ADV, $35 Doors
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Parquet Courts’ thought-provoking rock is dancing to a new tune. Sympathy For Life finds the Brooklyn band at both 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! – a Top 30 hit here and an album of the year everywhere from Spin and The Skinny to NME and Australia’s Double J – the focus fell on grooves rather than rhythm.
“Wide Awake! was a record you could put on at a party,” says co-frontman Austin Brown. “Sympathy For Life is influenced by the party itself. Historically, some amazing rock records been made from mingling in dance music culture – from Talking Heads to Screamadelica. Our goal was to bring that in to our own music.
“Each of us, in our personal lives, has been going to more dance parties. Or rather, we were, pre-pandemic, which is when this record was made.”