Punk’d: Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts

Parquet Courts have flirted with various types of punk music since their inception, yet none of their albums are as explicitly punk as their last endeavor, Wide Awake! Wide Awake! features witty, political commentary over groovy art-punk tunes. The incredibly well-written lyrics — both political and otherwise — that appear on this album illustrate how much Parquet Courts have evolved from their debut.

Album Review: Parquet Courts – Human Performance

By Jonathan Fuchs, Copy Editor [Rough Trade; 2016] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “Outside,” “Steady In My Mind,” “Two Dead Cops” Last year, post-punk band Parquet Courts released the EP Monastic Living which, for many, felt like the sonic equivalent of the middle finger. It had some interesting moments, but too much of it felt like a non-experimental…