Animals have a life of their own.
When their owners go the work, pets get the house to themselves. But what do they get up to?
Leaving a camera in their home, Parquet Courts were able to find out the answer. The video for new Record Store Day release 'Sunbathing Animal' focusses on Andrew Savage's cat, a black and white rascal known as Frida.
"Every afternoon [Frida] takes a nap in that spot, but that afternoon she knew she was being observed" he explains. "So I created a special tea that I found on a cat lady website that was full of herbs that could allegedly make a cat sleepy. You got some valerian root, some poppy seed extract, skullflower caps, chamomile…. I gave that to her and she was kinda being a bit more chill but she was still moving around a bit too much. And I guess we basically made the sofa area of my apartment into a cat paradise in order to get her to perform. We had bird songs playing on the iPhone, the window was open for bird noises outside. We put some food on the couch and then finally some cat nip."
Shot by Andy Capper, you can watch the video for 'Sunbathing Animal' on Clash now.
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'Sunbathing Animal' will be released on Record Store Day (April 19th). Parquet Courts' new album - also called 'Sunbathing Animal' - will be released on June 2nd.
The band have confirmed the following shows:
21 Glasgow SWG3
22 Liverpool Kazimier
23 Birmingham Institute
25 London ULU
26 Oxford Oxford Academy 2