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.
01. Total Football
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
08. Back to Earth
09. Wide Awake
10. NYC Observation
12. Death Will Bring Change