PRAISE FOR WIDE AWAKE!
“Parquet Courts are one of the best bands in the world right now, and records like Wide Awake! are a welcome reminder that they have no shortage of ideas to ensure they keep their standards high.”– Double J
“Joyfully absurd, danceable rock music. It is straightforward but alien, simple but endlessly referential.” – Pitchfork, 8.0
“‘Wide Awake!’ is an indelible underlining of their status as one of the most important bands in the world right now.” – NME ★★★★
Supporting the band in Melbourne and Sydney will be Brisbane outfit The Goon Sax who recently released their new album We’re Not Talking. Melbourne’s Primo! will also join both bands at The Croxton. Full tour details and ticket links can be found below.
This will be Parquet Courts’ first visit to Australia off the back of their 2018 critically acclaimed albumWide Awake! The record is a groundbreaking work for the band, an album about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitarianism. There’s also a freshness here, a breaking of new territory that’s a testament to the group’s restless spirit. Part of this could be attributed to the fact that ‘Wide Awake!’ was produced by Brian Burton, better known as Danger Mouse.
Last month, the band released their Wide Awake remixes EP featuring two remixes by Mikey Young –‘Wide Awake (Club Mix)’ and ‘Normalization (Collective Witnessing Mix)’ and a ‘Wide Awake edit’ by NYC’s Danny Krivit.
The Croxton, Melbourne
ALSO APPEARING AT LANEWAY FESTIVAL
Saturday 2nd February – Laneway Festival, Brisbane
Sunday 3rd February – Laneway Festival, Sydney
Friday 8th February – Laneway Festival, Adelaide
Saturday 9th February – Laneway Festival, Melbourne
Sunday 10th February – Laneway Festival, Fremantle