Parquet Courts Announce New Album and Tour Dates

The New York rock band, Parquet Courts, have announced their fifth studio album Wide Awake! will be out May 18th on Rough Trade Records. The songs were written by Andrew Savage and Austin Brown.

In a press release, Savage said “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,” about working with producer, Brian Burton, also known as Danger Mouse. “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.”

Brown added about writing the songs, “in such a hateful era of culture, we stand in opposition to that — and to the nihilism used to cope with that — with ideas of passion and love.”

Wide Awake! Album Artwork by Andrew Savage. Courtesy of the artist.
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
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 4 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Thu. July 5 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
Fri. July 6 – Groningen, NL @ Vera
Sun. July 8 – Hérouville saint Clair, FR @ Festival Beauregard Festival
Thu. July 12 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Festival
Sat. July 14 – Beccles, UK @ Latitude Festival
Sun. July 15 – Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
Tue. July 17 – Duedingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
By Antonio Villasenor-Baca

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