Parquets Courts Announce New Album & Share New Single


Parquets Courts are pleased to announce their fifth album, Wide Awake!, which will be released on May 18th via Rough Trade Records.

The band recently unveiled a brand new single. Listen to “Almost Had To Start A Fight / In And Out Of Patience” below.

Wide Awake! is an album “about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitarianism. Love is at its center. There’s also a freshness here, a breaking of new territory that’s a testament to the group’s restless spirit.”

Part of this could be attributed to the fact that Wide Awake! was produced by Brian Burton, better known as Danger Mouse, but it’s also simply a triumph of songwriting. “The ethos behind every Parquet Courts record is that there needs to be change for the better, and the best way to tackle that is to step out of one’s comfort zone,” guitarist/singer A Savage says of the unlikely pairing. “I personally liked the fact that I was writing a record that 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.

Thu. Feb. 22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Coconut Grove Ballroom w/ Thurston Moore, Heron Oblivion
Fri. Feb. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever w/ Mary Lattimore ***SOLD OUT***
Sat. Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever w/ Anna St. Louis ***SOLD OUT***
Tue. Apr. 24 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Thu. Apr. 26 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s – Levitation w/ Ty Segall
Fri. Apr. 27 – Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival
Sat. Apr. 28 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
Sun. Apr. 29 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
Sat. May 5 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
Wed. May 23 – Boston, MA @ Royale w/ Goat Girl
Thu. May 24 – Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom w/ Goat Girl
Fri. May 25 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall w/ Goat Girl
Sat. May 26 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount w/ Goat Girl
Sun. May 27 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre w/ Goat Girl
Mon. May 28 – Detroit, MI @ El Club w/ Goat Girl
Wed. May 30 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre w/ Goat Girl
Thu. May 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line w/ Goat Girl
Fri. June 1 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada w/ Goat Girl
Sat. June 2 – St Louis, MO @ Ready Room w/ Goat Girl
Sun. June 3 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East w/ Goat Girl
Tue. June 5 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel w/ Goat Girl
Wed. June 6 – Carborro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle w/ Goat Girl
Thu. June 7 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Goat Girl
Fri. June 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Goat Girl
Wed. July 4th – Berlin, @ FestsallKreuzberg
Thu. July 5th – Hamburg @ Molotow
Fri. July 6th – Groningen @ Vera
Sun. July 8th – France @ Festival Beaureguard Festival
Thu. July 12th – Bilbao – BBK Festival
Sat. July 14th – Suffolk – Latitude
Sun. July 15th – Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreun
Sun. July 17th – Switzerland – Bad Bonn

Wide Awake! Tracklist:
1. Total Football
2. Violence
3. Before the Water Gets Too high
4. Mardi Gras Beads
5. Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience
6. Freebird II
7. Normalization
8. Back to Earth
9. Wide Awake
10. NYC Observation
11. Extinction
12. Death Will Bring Change
13. Tenderness

Photo Credit: Ebru Yildiz
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