Plant Life, video by Parquet Courts by Adinah Dancyger |


An ambitious series of 11 music videos accompanied the new Parquet floors album, Sympathy for life, and as the band’s Sean Yeaton writes here in an email, the band opened up the viewing possibilities behind the original live cast:

In the spirit of miracles, I thought I would bring up a recent one in PC history, where we incredibly (with the help of so many of our talented friends and colleagues) produced 11 new music videos, one for each song on Sympathy for life.

So far the only way to see them has been a live event that I’ve managed to get a lot of you to buy tickets for with emails like the one you’re reading now. However, most people only saw three of the videos and since it was the holidays and all, we thought hell no space for regret can make amends for a life opportunity misused and decided that everyone should see these videos and by god this the hell is going to happen!

Here has Director we broadcast Plant life directed by Adinah Dancyger, whose short film Moving we like it a lot and posted earlier this year with an interview. Of the short film, which is a fitting counterpoint to those omnicron winter days, Dancyger writes:

The video for Plant life was born out of a conversation with Austin Brown, a member of the Parquet Courts group. We talked about the ups and downs of life in New York City. On the one hand, the city may seem so harsh and unliveable, but on the other hand, it is a place that presents endless excitement. The sheer pleasure of dance and of nature was inherent in the latter and reflected the spirit of the song. This project was an opportunity to celebrate spontaneity, joy and playfulness. I feel quite lucky and grateful that Keith Williams Richards has agreed to do the project. He truly embodied the metamorphosis with such openness and ease.

Watch the video above.



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