MOD CON, Parquet Courts + more, our favourite records of the week
20.10.2021

MOD CON, Parquet Courts + more, our favourite records of the week

MOD CON
Words by Kate Streader

There are a bunch of highly-anticipated albums dropping this week.

After years of waiting, some of our favourite bands are back with new records. It’s been a red hot minute since we last heard from MOD CON, Parquet Courts and The War On Drugs, but thanks to this week’s epic drop of fresh albums, we can give their last records a break and hit repeat on some new tunes.

Here are our favourite new records out this week.

This week’s top picks:

  • MOD CON – Modern Condition
  • Parquet Courts – Sympathy For Life
  • The War On Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore

Read all the latest music news here.

MOD CON – Modern Condition

After drip-feeding us singles ‘Ammo’, ‘Learner in an Alpha’ and ‘X-Ray’ over the past couple of months, MOD CON’s highly-anticipated second album, Modern Condition, is dropping on Friday October 22.

Full of anxiety, gutsy riffs, screeches and tempered rhythms, the record is a fresh slice of poignant, political punk that showcases the three piece’s growth since 2018’s Modern Convenience. 

Listen to ‘X-Ray’ below.

Parquet Courts – Sympathy For Life

Parquet Courts are delivering the groove with Sympathy For Life, their follow-up to 2018’s universally-adored Wide Awake!.

Wide Awake! was a record you could put on at a party. Sympathy For Life is influenced by the party itself,” said co-frontman Austin Brown of the new record.

Written before the pandemic hit, the record came as a result of Parquet Court embracing dance parties.

“Historically, some amazing rock records have been made from mingling in dance music culture – from Talking Heads to Screamadelica. Our goal was to bring that into our own music,” said Brown.

Get groovy with ‘Walking at a Downtown Pace’ below.

The War On Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore

It’s been five years since The War On Drugs’ last album, A Deeper Understanding, but at long last they’re back with I Don’t Live Here Anymore.

It’s got everything you’d want and expect from a The War On Drugs album; warm, shimmering riffs, lyrics drenched in longing nostalgia, and Adam Granduciel’s raspy crooning.

Listen to ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’ below.