What’s black and white and … black and white? Brooklyn band Parquet Courts’ new city symphony of a video for “Black And White.”
For those who have not yet discovered the glory that is Parquet Courts, the band is out with their third album, Sunbathing Animal, Tuesday (June 3) on What’s Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop. The followup to 2012’s critically acclaimed LP Light Up Gold — and crasher of an EP, 2013’s Tally All the Things That You Broke — the new album has been weaving its way through the Web and TV for a while now. “Black And White,” for one, premiered on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” with the entire album streaming on NPR.
Now, that ominous, finger-snapping, jittering track has some visuals, courtesy of directors Austin Brown and Johann Rashid and inspired by the experimental films of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin.
It’s a simple video — featuring a black and white stroll through lead singer Andrew Savage’s Brooklyn neighborhood, ending with that image projected on a wall in an empty room — but it’s meant to capture all the life and living inherent in a mere walk through the city.
Think of that next time you amble to the corner store and back.