Parquet Courts Announce “Wide Awake Remixes” EP; Share Danny Krivit Edit

Today, Parquet Courts share something truly special. Embracing New York’s roots, they’ve collaborated with legendary first wave NYC Disco pioneer Danny Krivit on an edit of their danceable title track, “Wide Awake.” This is the first track off a forthcoming 12″ of Wide Awake! remixes, out Sept. 28th via Rough Trade Records, which also includes two remixes by Mikey Young of Total Control. “I like the spirit of the rock song remixed for the dance floor,” says Parquet Courts’ A. Savage. “Some of my favorite versions of rock songs, like The Units’ ‘High Pressure Days’ or the Happy Mondays’ ‘Kinky Afro’ are remixes.  It can make the mood of a song completely change and allow you to approach it with fresh ears, even change the way you see the band.”

 

Legendary New York DJ Danny Krivit has shared the stage with everyone from David Mancuso and Larry Levan in the Loft / Paradise Garage days, to Francois K at the Body & Soul parties. He delivered classic vinyl re-edits of tunes from Visage, James Brown, Soulsoul Orchestra, Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Brainstorm, Thelma Houston, Cerrone and MFSB, among many others. Meanwhile, Mikey Young’s influence is unavoidable in the Australian independent music scene, whether as a member of Total Control or Eddy Current Suppression Ring, or as a prolific producer and engineer. “Mikey has always impressed me as a musician and person,” says Savage, “but he’s developed a remarkable talent for producing electronic music, as evidenced by projects like Lace Curtain and Total Control.  He has a skill of impressing his genius and personality into a track and elevating it to something more.

PARQUET COURTS TOUR DATES (new date in bold)
Thu. July 12 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Festival
Sat. July 14 – Beccles, UK @ Latitude Festival
Sun. July 15 – Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
Tue. July 17 – Duedingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
Thu. July 19 – St. Tropez, FR @ Plage de Rock
Fri. July 20 – Biarritz, FR @ Biarritz En Ete
Sun. July 22 – Benicassim, ES @ Benicassim Festival
Thu. Aug. 2 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall – SOLD OUT
Fri. Aug. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapolooza
Sat. Aug. 4 – Sun. Aug. 5 – Missoula, MT @ Travelers’ Rest Festival
Mon. Sept. 17 – Sat. Sept. 22 – Lincoln, NE @ Lincoln Calling Festival
Sun. Sept. 23 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Mon. Sept. 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
Tue. Sept. 25 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Thu. Sept. 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Fri. Sept. 28 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
Wed. Oct. 10 – Mexico City, MX @ SALA
Sat. Nov. 3 – Dublin, IRL @ Academy 2
Sun. Nov. 4 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Mon. Nov. 5 – Newcastle, UK @ Boiler Shop
Tue. Nov. 6 – Galsgow, UK @ SWG3
Wed. Nov. 7 – Leeds, UK @ The Church
Sat. Nov. 10 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
Mon. Nov. 12 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
Wed. Nov. 14 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Fri. Nov. 16 – Paris, FR @ Elysee Montmarte
Sun. Nov. 18 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
Mon. Nov. 19 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
Tue. Nov. 20 – Frankfurt, DE @ Brotfabrik

 

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