RIYL: Car Seat Headrest, Idles, B Boys
Label: Rough Trade / Newbury Comics
Parquet Courts had a pretty damn big year in 2018.Â Six years prior, their stoned-out instaclassic Light Up Gold threw them into theÂ indie collective consciousness, but Wide Awake!Â launched themÂ to into Clear Channel radio playlists, the Ellen Show and beyond.Â With Danger Mouse on the buttons, Parquet Courts tightened up their slacker punk vibe andÂ coated a dance floor sheen into the cracks.Â The evolution was resoundingly successful, one of the few rock albums of the past few years that became a crossover hit.Â Still, nothing about Wide Awake! feels compromised.Â Â This is a jagged piece of post punk brilliance, both brash and easily listenable,Â an instabuy for anyone intoÂ Gang of Four’s Entertainment! or The Rapture’s Echoes.
Besides the ‘deluxe edition’ from Rough Trade, there hasn’t been a super limited edish for this one yet.Â Newbury Records is solving that problem today with a blue vinyl colorway limited to only 500 copies.Â I doubt this one will be available for long, so if you never picked this one up when it came out, now’s the perfect time.
Number of discs: 1
Limited edition of: 500 Blue
Label: Rough Trade
Release Date: 04/26/2019
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive