*Sister Ray Album Of The Year 2018*
"Wide Awake!" is the sixth studio album by American indie rock band Parquet Courts, originally released on May 18, 2018 on Rough Trade Records.
The band recruited Danger Mouse to produce the album, as the band claimed, as a way to push themselves outside of their comfort zone. On recruiting Danger Mouse for the album, Andrew Savage said, "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."
In an interview with Billboard, Andrew Savage described the album having a funk influence saying, "there's this duality between joy and anger that I find to be really interesting, and that's something the record kind of deals with at large. I always thought it was really interesting how hardcore could be such an angry music form but could make you feel so positive. There's a lot of moments on the record when all of us are singing at the same time and I guess that's something I kind of associate with hardcore, or Funkadelic."
Before the Water Gets Too High
Mardi Gras Beads
Almost Had To Start A Fight
In and Out of Patience
Back to Earth
Death Will Bring Change