Parquet Courts Release Amazon Original Of Neil Young’s We R in Control” From ’82 Synth LP ‘Trans’

Parquet Courts have released an Amazon Original cover of Neil Young’s “We R in Control” taken from his Synth album Trans. Trans was the 12th album by Neil Young and recorded and released by Geffen on December 29, 1982, its electronic sound baffling many fans upon its initial release.

“I’m a big fan of whenever an artist does something different from what they’re known for – for instance, Bob Dylan’s gospel/Christian period,” says Parquet Courts’ Austin Brown on their cover. “And I have a similar affection for Neil Young’s electronic record Trans. This is my favorite song off it. We actually started it during the Human Performance sessions where we were trying to do something different as a band too, so it seemed kind of appropriate.”

Additionally, the band’s UK & European tour continues today in Newcastle, with most shows sold out, including a big London performance at The Roundhouse. Additionally, to file under “unexpected” the band will be collaborating with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on November 29th as part of the BSO Pulse series, bringing together the worlds of classical music and indie artists. Each concert crosses genres, opening with a classical performance by members of the BSO, a set from our featured artist and culminating with a unique collaboration between the two groups.

Mon. Nov. 5 – Newcastle, UK @ Boiler Shop
Tue. Nov. 6 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 (sold out)
Wed. Nov. 7 – Leeds, UK @ The Church (sold out)
Sat. Nov. 10 – Bristol, UK @ SWX (sold out)
Sun. Nov. 11 – Birmingham, UK @ The Crossing (sold out)
Mon. Nov. 12 – London, UK @ Roundhouse (sold out)
Wed. Nov. 14 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Thur Nov 15th – Brussels, BE Botanique (sold out)
Fri. Nov. 16 – Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmarte (sold out)
Sun. Nov. 18 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
Mon. Nov. 19 – Munich, DE @ Ampere (sold out)
Tue. Nov. 20 – Frankfurt, DE @ Brotfabrik
Thu. Nov. 29 – Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall w/ Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Fri. Nov. 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit (sold out)
Sat. Dec. 1 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
Sun. Dec. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Mon. Dec. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Wed. Dec. 5 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Thu. Dec. 6 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Sat. Dec. 8 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom w/ Sun Ra Arkestra
Mon. Jan. 21 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box w/ Snail Mail
Tue. Jan. 22 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room w/ Snail Mail
Wed. Jan. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ NOVO w/ Snail Mail
Mon. Jan. 28 – Auckland, NZ @ Laneway Festival: Albert Park Precinct
Sat. Feb. 2 – Brisbane, AUS @ Laneway Festival: Brisbane Showgrounds
Sun. Feb. 3 – Sydney, AUS @ Laneway Festival: SCA and Callan Park
Fri. Feb. 8 – Adelaide, AUS @ Laneway Festival: Hart’s Mill
Sat. Feb. 9 – Melbourne, AUS @ Laneway Festival: Footscray Park
Sun. Feb.  10 – Fremantle, AUS @ Laneway Festival: Esplanade Reserve and West End

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