"Parquet Courts release their new album 'Human Performance' on Rough Trade. 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. 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. It fizzes with neat pop songs. There are echoes of the velvet Underground's third album, mid '60's Rolling Stones, 'Marquee Moon's exploratory guitar duels and the punch of new wave Costello."
- Rough Trade