Listen: Parquet Courts announce new album ‘Wide Awake!’

Parquet Courts announce new album ‘Wide Awake!’

They’ve shared ‘Almost Had To Start A Fight/ In And Out Of Patience’ from the Danger Mouse-produced record.

Parquet Courts have announced their new album!

‘Wide Awake!’ – the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Human Performance’ – is out on 18th May. It’s been written by Andrew Savage and Austin Brown, and produced by Danger Mouse. As reported by Pitchfork, Savage said: “I personally liked the fact that I was writing a record that indebted to punk and funk, and [Danger Mouse]’s a pop producer who’s made some very polished records […] I liked that it didn’t make sense”.

As well as announcing the new album, the band have also shared its lead track, ‘Almost Had To Start A Fight/ In And Out Of Patience’, accompanied by visuals from Andrew himself. As its title suggests, it’s a track of two different halves. 

Back in December we caught up with Parquet Courts to discuss their new, hardcore-influenced new album with Andrew Savage. Read the full interview here.

Listen to ‘Almost Had To Start A Fight/ In And Out Of Patience’ and see the tracklisting for ‘Wide Awake!’ below.

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01. Total Football
02. Violence
03. Before the Water Gets Too High
04. Mardi Gras Beads
05. Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience
06. Freebird II
07. Normalization
08. Back to Earth
09. Wide Awake
10. NYC Observation
11. Extinction
12. Death Will Bring Change
13. Tenderness

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