The signs were there, new songs had been sung and now it's official: Parquet Courts are have a new album on the way, titled Sympathy for Life, that will be out October 22 via Rough Trade. With the news comes new single "Walking at a Downtown Pace" that some New Yorkers may have heard in marching band form last week, or at their Jersey City show this weekend.
Their seventh album, Sympathy for Life is a pretty different record for the band -- their most electronic yet, and influenced by Primal Scream and Pink Floyd. “Wide Awake! was a record you could put on at a party,” says co-frontman Austin Brown. “Sympathy For Life is influenced by the party itself."