Parquet Courts release “Hey Bug” for tenth anniversary

The band have also announced a special livestream performance.

Brooklyn indie outfit Parquet Courts are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their first live show by sharing previously unreleased track “Hey Bug” and announcing a livestream performance.

“Hey Bug” is a boisterous track initially written and recorded during the band’s sessions for 2013 EP Tally All the Things You Broke and 2014 sophomore album Sunbathing Animal.

“If I remember correctly, [‘Hey Bug’] would have been recorded at Seaside Lounge in Brooklyn during the fall of 2013,” vocalist Andrew Savage recalled in a statement. “We were working there with our pal Jonathan Schenke, who had recorded [debut album] Light Up Gold, but this time in a studio rather than a practice space…

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“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.”

In addition to “Hey Bug,” Parquet Courts have announced On Time!, a livestream performance taking place December 10. The stream will capture a live set from the band, recorded at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works, plus archival footage, interviews and other rare visuals from the course of the band’s decade-long touring career. Tickets for the stream are currently US$13.50 and will increase to $15 on December 10.

Listen to “Hey Bug” here:

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And watch the brief trailer for On Time! below:

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