New York quartet Parquet Courts released a new song today (Sept. 11) as part of Famous Class Records' Less Artists More Condos effort.
The 7-inch vinyl series, which includes Parquet Courts' "This Is Happening Now" (listen below), will raise money for the charity founded in memory of the label's friend and partner Ariel Panero. "The series gets its name from the epic Less Artists More Condos concerts that Ariel threw, showcasing amazing bands in some strange and unique venues," Famous Class' website notes. "Ariel's driving force was a desire to get the bands he believed in the recognition he felt they deserved. This series simply tries to honor that idea."
"This Is Happening Now" is a jangly rocker with moments of frantic, punk rock energy. The single is available for six dollars on the Famous Class website and proceeds will go toward the Ariel Panero Memorial Fund at VH1 Save the Music. Other artists involved with the series include Ty Segall, A Place to Bury Strangers, Deerhoof and Speedy Ortiz.
Parquet Courts have been busy supporting their third studio album, Sunbathing Animal, which hit stores in June via What's Your Rupture? It's been the group's most commercially successful release, reaching No. 55 on the Billboard charts.
Just a few days ago the band announced some fall tour dates that kick off in Brooklyn on Oct. 21 and wrap in December with another New York show. Check them out below.
10/21: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
10/22: Boston MA @ The Sinclair
10/24: Providence, RI @ The Met
10/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/26: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
11/06: Washington, DC @ DC9
11/08: Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
11/13: Lille, France @ Le Grand Mix
11/14: Paris, France @ La Cigale
11/15: Nantes, France @ Stereolux
11/17: Toulouse, France @ Bikini
11/19: Oostende, Belgium @ De Zwerver
11/20: Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
11/21: Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who
11/22: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ The Vrankrijk
11/23: Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who
11/24: Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall
11/25: London, UK @ Electroworkz
11/26: Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe
11/27: London, UK @ The Laundry
11/29: Koln, Germany @ Museum Ludwig
11/30: Zurich, Switzerland @ Rote Frabrik
12/11: New York, NY @ Webster Hall