Parquet Courts are back with a video for their new single, “Black Widow Spider.”
The song comes from their forthcoming album, Sympathy For Life, out October 22nd via Rough Trade. “Black Widow Spider” sees frontman Andrew Savage singing about a trying to forget about someone who broke your heart. The track comes accompanied by a retro claymation video, made by Shayne Ehman. Throughout the clip, characters reminiscent of Gumby perform the track.
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“I told [producer] Rodaidh McDonald that I wanted to find a sound that was equal parts Can, Canned Heat, and This Heat,” Parquet Courts’ A Savage says. “He was really into that and probably took some glee in having such a bizarre challenge.
Watch the video for “Black Widow Spider” below.
“We were inspired by the claymation master Art Clokey,” Ehman explains of the video for “Black Widow Spider.” “I wanted the video to feel like it was shot in the 1950’s and so I used very old lenses. One was a brass projection lens from the 1860’s and another was radioactive.”
Parquet Courts are exploring a new genre of thought-provoking rock on their upcoming album. While staying true to their unique sound, the band will be at their most instinctive and electronic on the follow-up to 2018’s Wide Awake.
Revisit the tracklist for Sympathy For Life below.
Sympathy For Life Tracklist:
01 – “Walking At A Downtown Pace”
02 – “Black Widow Spider”
03 – “Marathon of Anger”
04 – “Just Shadows”
05 – “Plant Life”
06 – “Application Apparatus”
07 – “Homo Sapien”
08 – “Sympathy For Life”
09 – “Zoom Out”
10 – “Trullo”
11 – “Pulcinella”
Lead photo courtesy of Pooneh Ghana.