Posted in music on April 16, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Frida the cat and owner Andrew Savage
Sunbathing Animal

Most everyone likes internet cat videos (perhaps you were just watching one), and Parquet Courts have now added to the bandwidth via the video for "Sunbathing Animal," which is the title track of their new album, due June 3 via What's Your Rupture. The video, co-directed by Andy Capper and PC singer Andrew Savage, stars Savage's cat, Frida, who didn't do as much sunbathing as they'd hoped. Savage tells Noisey:

Every afternoon [Frida] takes a nap in that spot, but that afternoon she knew she was being observed. So I created a special tea that I found on a cat lady website that was full of herbs that could allegedly make a cat sleepy. You got some valerian root, some poppy seed extract, skullflower caps, chamomile.... I gave that to her and she was kinda being a bit more chill but she was still moving around a bit too much. And I guess we basically made the sofa area of my apartment into a cat paradise in order to get her to perform. We had bird songs playing on the iPhone, the window was open for bird noises outside. We put some food on the couch and then finally some cat nip.
You can watch the video below. If you've played the mostly-one-chord "Sunbathing Animal" to death, Parquet Courts will premiere a new song on Late Night with Seth Meyers on April 30. The show, which only has musical guests twice a week, hasn't had the most exciting rock booking so far. (Though I think it's pretty solid otherwise.) So let's hope this is a turn for the more interesting as far as that goes.

NYC's next chance to see Parquet Courts is at Bed Stuy's Sugarhill Supper Club on June 11, with a hand-picked line-up featuring tourmates Protomartyr, plus Future Punx, and Xerox. Tickets for that show are now on sale.

"Sunbathing Animal" video below...

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Comments (11)

The cutest!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 2:28 PM

Bastards of Cat.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 2:43 PM

I dig the Parquet Cats

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 2:57 PM

late night with jimmy fallon and late night with seth meyers qualify as different shows?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 2:57 PM

haha awesome video

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 3:25 PM

perfect pussy

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 3:36 PM

Ah I know why the cat is named Frida- it has the little mini-stache!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 3:47 PM

Seriously, you guys don't hear the naked emperor?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 3:59 PM

what is Late Night with Seth Meyers?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2014 7:02 PM

the video is about as creative as the song.

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2014 12:53 AM

I love Parquet Courts but I find this song kind of boring. Still looking forward to hear the rest of the album though.

Posted by Kidder | May 7, 2014 7:31 AM

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