Human Performance (Vinyl)
Not yet reviewed.
Recorded over the course of a year against a backdrop of personal instability, 'Human Performance' massively expands the idea of what a Parquet Courts record can be. They've been one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last 5 years; this is the record that backs all those words up.
There has always been the emotional side of Parquet Courts, which has always had an important balance with the more discussed cerebral side, but Andrew Savage sees Human Performance as a redistribution of weight in that balance. "I began to question my humanity, and if it was always as sincere as I thought, or if it was a performance," says Savage. "I felt like a sort of malfunctioning apparatus," he says. "Like a machine programmed to be human showing signs of defect."
The sonic diversity, time, and existential effort that went into its creation makes Human Performance Parquet Courts' most ambitious record to date. It's a work of incredible creative vision born of seemingly insurmountable adversity. It is also their most accessible record yet.
Deluxe vinyl packaging includes 16 pages of original artwork by Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage
|Primary Format - Music||Vinyl|
|Music Genre||Punk / Alternative|
|Music Genre Primary||Punk & Hardcore|
|Music Genre Secondary||Alternative|
- 1. Dust
- 2. Human Performance
- 3. Outside
- 4. I Was Just Here
- 5. Paraphrased
- 6. Captive Of The Sun
- 7. Steady On My Mind
- 8. On Man, No City
- 9. Berlin Got Blurry
- 10. Keep It Even
- 11. Two Dead Cops
- 12. Pathos Prairie
- 13. It's Gonna Happen