NOWNESS PREMIERES DANIELE LUPPI & PARQUET COURTS (Feat. Karen O) PRETTY PRIZES VIDEO
DANIELE LUPPI & PARQUET COURTS CONCEPT ALBUM MILANO FEATURING KAREN O OUT NOW
MILANO AVAILABLE ON DANGER MOUSE’S 30TH CENTURY RECORDS/COLUMBIA RECORDS
Nowness has today premiered the cinematic video for Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts Feat. Karen O song Pretty Prizes. Watch it here:
Commissioned by Nowness, Pretty Prizes is directed by Barnaby Clay (TV On The Radio, Gnarls Barkley, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), stars French singer-songwriter, musician and actress, SoKo and is shot in Los Angeles.
The song features Yeah Yeah Yeahs vocalist Karen O, and is taken from Italian musician Daniele Luppi and New York band Parquet Courts’ MILANO – a collaborative concept album inspired by mid-1980s Milan and the misfits, fashionistas, outsiders and artists of the city. MILANO is out now on Danger Mouse’s label, 30th Century Records, and was recently included in Rough Trade’s top 20 Albums Of The Year.
Instigated by Producer and Artist Daniele Luppi, MILANO is a concept album, complete with songs that are fictionalized stories about misfits, fashionistas, outcasts and junkies in mid-1980s Milan. To help deliver this vision of an emerging youth culture struggling to be heard amidst the rapid gentrification of the city, Luppi teamed up with New York band Parquet Courts and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s vocalist, Karen O, who features on several tracks.
Soul and Cigarette
Talisa (feat. Karen O)
Flush (feat. Karen O)
Memphis Blues Again
Pretty Prizes (feat. Karen O)
The Golden Ones (feat. Karen O)
Watch Talisa featuring Karen O here: http://smarturl.it/TalisaVid
Watch Soul and Cigarette here: http://smarturl.it/SoulCigaretteVid
Watch Mount Napoleon here: http://smarturl.it/MountNapoleonVid
MILANO can easily be seen as the final volume of Luppi’s Italian album trilogy, sealing an expansive love letter to his homeland’s famed arts and culture. Whereas his last two records, An Italian Story and Rome, pay homage to iconic grooves by The Marc 4 and soaring Spaghetti Western-era film scores, Luppi’s newest effort examines the gritty 1980’s New York Punk scene and its influence on Milanese music, fashion, and high-art.
About 30th Century Records:
Since launching in December 2015 with the release of 30th Century Records Compilation, Volume I, Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, the imprint in collaboration with Columbia Records, has already built an impressive roster, releasing albums by Autolux, Sam Cohen, Maybird, Big Search, Dams of The West, Grandaddy, The Babe Rainbow and most recently Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts. Additional projects include the ambitious accompanying soundtrack for the acclaimed Amazon Original Series “The Man In The High Castle,” Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album which features everyone from Beck, Michael Kiwanuka, The Shins, Sharon Van Etten, + more, all covering songs from the early 1960s, and Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, the 30-song soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s blockbuster, music-laden film featuring gems from almost every genre and spanning across multiple decades, which also included an original song by Danger Mouse, Chase Me – featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi.