Last year, Brooklyn-via-Texas post-punk 4-piece Parquet Courts released an excellent record, Light Up Gold, via Dull Tools. (We were big fans.) Earlier this year, the band did some touring through the U.S., Mexico, and England and their friend, director Andy Capper tagged along to document their travels. The result is a 27-minute tour documentary following Parquet Courts to Monterrey, Mexico’s Festival Nrmal (in case you missed it, check out our coverage of the fest also) as well as through SXSW. Check out the film below, which includes footage ranging from the band’s analysis of the commercialization of children’s cereals over breakfast in Monterrey, to shotgunning beers in Austin, as well as live performances around the world and interviews with the band members. Below you can also read a statement from the director, via Noisey.
Director Andy Capper told Noisey:
“When Sean Yeaton quit his job to leave behind the safety of his desk for the wild life of a performing minstrel, I decided to get a camera and follow him on the first three weeks of his new life. We went from Mexico to Texas and London in a very short period of time. I love Sean and his band—Austin, Andrew and Max—and I hope that this is reflected in this short film that we made together.”