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Perhaps you’re familiar with Song Reader, the collection of sheet music Beck released as an “album” in 2012. It’s unclear whether the great indie rock scrappers Parquet Courts are familiar with it, so this might be mere coincidence, but they too have a new release in the sheet music format. It’s a Record Store Day single called “Sunbathing Animal” b/w “Pilgrims To Nowhere,” and we’ve got the A-side for your perusal below. Click for hi-res.

Parquet Courts also have some dates coming up, including a pair of SXSW gigs and a tour all over North America in May and June. Here’s where the sheet-music-illiterate among us can find them and ask them to play us one of the songs from their new single:

3/13 Austin, TX @ Bar 96 (Filter/Dr Martens Showcase)
3/15 Austin, TX @ Parquet Courts-Curated Party (Location & Time TBA)
5/22 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar
5/23 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ Naomi Punk
5/24 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret w/ Naomi Punk
5/25 George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
5/27 San Francisco, CA @ Independent
5/28 Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
5/29 Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Radioactivity
6/2 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s w/ Radioactivity
6/3 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Swearin’, Radioactivity
6/4 Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone w/ Protomartyr, True Sons of Thunder
6/6 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
6/7 Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House w/ Tyvek and Protomartyr
6/8 Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ Tyvek and Protomartyr
6/9 Montreal, Quebec @ Il Motore w/ Tyvek and Protomartyr
6/10 Boston, MA @ TT the Bears w/ Protomartyr
6/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Sugarhill Supper Club w/ Protomartyr, Future Punx, Xerox

[Photo by Ben Rayner]

Comments (1)
  1. I’m not an expert on reading music. However, I’m pretty sure this is a joke on Parquet Courts part. Possibly making fun of Beck’s Song Reader release? I don’t see a melody line or anything else to indicate how to perform this tune besides the chords. Anybody wanna chime in here?

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