Parquet Courts announce ‘Wide Awake!’

Parquet Courts have returned with a new single, alongside news of a new album. Wide Awake!, the fifth album from the Brooklyn quartet, is produced by Danger Mouse and according to a press release, looks set to deal with ‘coping and confrontation’.

Frontman Andrew Savage relished in the weird mismatch between pop producer Danger Mouse and their post-punk sound during recording, adding ‘[Wide Awake!] is indebted to punk and funk, and Brian’s a pop producer who’s made some very polished records. I liked that it didn’t make sense.’

The new single is accompanied by an animated video featuring Savage’s own artwork. Harking back to early days for the band, the track is a brilliantly twitchy and delightfully neurotic romp through classic, Light Up Gold-era Parquet Courts. Listen below, alongside more details for the album.

Wide Awake! will be released 18th May via Rough Trade Records. Pre-order here:

Tracklist:

Total Football
Violence
Before The Water Gets Too High
Almost Had To Start A Fight/In And Out Of Patience
Freebird II
Normalization
Back To Earth
Wide Awake
NYC Observation
Extinction
Death Will Bring Change
Tenderness

Artwork:

Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! artwork

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