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Parquet Courts detail Danger Mouse-produced LP Wide Awake! and share lead single

22 February 2018, 14:47 | Written by Laurence Day

Parquet Courts have announced Danger Mouse-produced record Wide Awake! and unveiled lead single "Almost Had To Start A Fight / In And Out Of Patience".

The album - which is "about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitarianism" - is helmed by producer Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse.

"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 Burton's involvement. "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."

Parquet Courts are following up 2016's Human Performance album as well as solo projects with Mark Kozelek and members of Merchandise and WALL.


  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
Wide Awake! is released 18 May via Rough Trade Records.
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