Parquet Courts have announced the new album Wide Awake! due to be released May 18th through Rough Trade.
The New Yorkers have also shared the new lyrical video for their new song entitled Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience with accompanying artwork by band member Andrew Savage. The new record, written by Savage and fellow vocalist Austin Brown was produced by Danger Mouse: “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,” Savage said before adding “I liked that it didn’t make sense.”
With members of the band busy working on solo material, Wide Awake! is the first new material since 2016 album Human Performance.
Here’s the new song with the album’s tracklist below, enjoy:
Wide Awake! tracklist:
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