For a little over five years, Brooklyn four-piece Parquet Courts have become the sort of idealized manifestation of the modern post-punk movement. Equal parts crafty, energetic, and quietly humorous, the band cemented their place with the recently released and chaotically excellent Human Performance. Catapulting the rousing critical success of the album, the band hit the Rough Trade studios for a special three-track session.

The quartet brings out 'One Man, No City', 'Outside', and 'Paraphrased' for the session, filmed exclusively in black-and-white by As well, the band has revealed a handful of UK tour dates coming in June. Dates are listed below the videos.

Check out the entire Rough Trade Session below and order Human Performance today via Rough Trade, iTunes, or Amazon.

Parquet Courts UK tour dates:

  • Sun. June 12 - London, UK @ Field Day
  • Tue. June 14 - Bristol, UK @ Trinity
  • Wed. June 15 - Liverpool, UK @ New Kazimier
  • Thu. June 16 - Edinburgh, UK @ La Belle Angele
  • Fri. June 17 - Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre
  • Fri. June 18 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla