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Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! (LP, Album) Mint (M) / Near Mint (NM or M-)

Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! (LP, Album) Mint (M) / Near Mint (NM or M-)

Rough Trade

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Summary: Vinyl, LP1, Wide Awake!, Parquet Courts, 2018, Europe

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)
Country:    Europe  
Genre:       Rock
Style:         Indie Rock

New, Opened To Verify Release


Includes download code and fold out poster insert. Additional Vocals on "Death Will Bring Change" by Eleanor Adams, Minelle Jeddy, Lucie Bismuth Berger, Rita Bochi, Julian Cohen, Mia Nikov, Kofi Dufu, Ava DiFelice, Caden Castro-Kudler and Ariane Bourdain.


A1. Total Football
A2. Violence
A3. Before The Water Gets Too High
A4. Mardi Gras Beads
. Almost Had To Start A Fight / In And Out Of Patience
A6. Freebird 2
B1. Normalisation
B2. Back To Earth
B3. Wide Awake!
B4. NYC Observation
B5. Extinction
B6. Death Will Bring Change
B7. Tenderness


Barcode and Other Identifiers:

Matrix / Runout RTRADLP901 BI14040-01 A1
Matrix / Runout RTRADLP901 BI14040-01 B1
Barcode 191402000115


Phonographic Copyright (p) Rough Trade Records
Copyright (c) Rough Trade Records
Recorded At Sonic Ranch Studios
Recorded At Electric Lady Studios
Mastered At Sterling Sound
Pressed By Optimal Media GmbH

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Wide Awake! Is New York's Parquet Courts' fifth record since their forma-tion eight years ago. It's also their most ground-breaking. It's an album about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitar-ianism. Love is at its centre. There's also a freshness here, a breaking of new territory that's testament to the group's restless spirit. In part, this may be attributed to the fact that it's produced by Brian Bur-ton, better known as Danger Mouse, but it's also simply a triumph of their songwriter's art. The songs, written by Austin Brown and Andrew Savage, are filled with their traditional punk rock passion, as well as a lyrical ten-derness, but are elevated to even greater heights by the dynamic rhythmic propulsion of Max Savage (drums) and Sean Yeaton (bass). Ultimately then the message contained in Wide Awake! Is complex. "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," Brown says. For Savage, it comes back to the deceptively complex goal of making people want to dance, powering the body for resistance through a combi-nation of groove, joy, and indignation, "expressing anger constructively but without trying to accommodate anyone."

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