Parquet Courts Details 10th Anniversary Livestream Special & Unveils Unreleased Track

By Nate Todd Nov 11, 2020 1:27 pm PST

Parquet Courts announced, On Time, a 10th-anniversary concert livestream and retrospective set to air December 10 via NoonChorus. The New York City-based band also shared the previously unreleased track, “Hey Bug.”

Parquet Courts played their first show ever on December 17th, 2010 at the now-closed Monster Island in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Fittingly, the band filmed On Time — which will also feature rare archival footage, new interviews, exclusive merch available only to ticket buyers and more — not too far away at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works.

“Ten years ago our adventure began by playing our first show to virtually no one,” the band shared in a statement, “and to celebrate we’ve decided to play a show to everyone, virtually.”

Parquet Courts guitarist Andrew Savage also detailed the previously unreleased track “Hey Bug,” which comes from the sessions for the band’s 2013 album, Sunbathing Animal. Read his words below:

If I remember correctly, it would have been recorded at Seaside Lounge in Brooklyn, during the fall of 2013. We were working there with our pal Jonathan Schenke, who had recorded Light Up Gold, but this time in a studio rather than a practice space. We’d have been recording material for “Tally All the Things That You Broke” and Sunbathing Animal. Editing the sequence for a record is often a tough process, and when it’s over it’s typically such a relief that I’ll purge it from my memory entirely. And now I’m listening to ‘Hey Bug’ these seven years later and thinking what a cool song it is. That period was a frenzy of writing and I know it’s not the only unreleased song from that session. So here you are, our lone musical contribution in the year 2020: “Hey Bug” (recorded 2013).

Stream “Hey Bug” and check out the trailer for On Time below:

On Time Trailer

Head here to purchase tickets for On Time.

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