Parquet Courts share the title track off their forthcoming album, Wide Awake! The accompanying video was directed by Brother Willis and filmed in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, watch below!
The video features the band, clad in purple tuxedos, acting, well, wide awake. “I was very intrigued by the band’s idea to spend a few days filming all around New Orleans during Mardi Gras,” says Willis. “Probably should’ve thought twice about it, but we all came out the other side changed people and with a video (or more?) in our collective pocket.” “You’ll never guess what happens next….” adds Parquet Courts’ Austin Brown.
Perhaps the song that most contrasts their previous work, ‘Wide Awake’ brings the band’s mission into full focus. It aims to achieve the deceptively complex goal of making people want to dance, while powering the body for resistance through a combination of groove, joy, and indignation.
Additionally, fans who visited the album’s website, wideawake.am, and signed up with their phone number received a wake up call from the band this morning, giving them an early sneak preview of the song. To receive further communiqués from the band, sign up today.
Pre-order Wide Awake!: https://parquetcourts.lnk.to/wideawake