Parkay Quarts – “Pretty Machines” Video

A few months ago, sardonic New York postpunkers Parquet Courts capped off a really, really great 2014 by releasing the quickie album Content Nausea under the name Parkay Quarts. The album, a bit punchier and more casual than the great Sunbathing Animal, is still full of the sort of sidelong hooks and endlessly quotable lyrics that make this band so great. Their new video for the album track “Pretty Machines” shows band member Austin Brown, who co-directed the video along with Johann Rashid, going about the mundane details of his day while wearing a terrible fake mustache. The video sometimes uses double exposure to make him look like a ghost. More than anything, it’s a good excuse to take another listen to a very good song that might’ve flown under your radar. Check it out below.

Content Nausea is out now on What’s Your Rupture?