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Here in Germany, the temperature finally has moved above freezing. Sun’s out, weather is starting to be pretty great, finally we’ll be hiking the mountains again…

This makes me feel quite motivated to do things, so I’m celebrating my spring motivation with “Wide Awake” by the extraordinary Parquet Courts. It’s a simple song, but IT’S STILL SO GOOD.

The Brooklyn-based band has been around for a while, and in creating hooky lo-fi indie-rock they’ve been trailing greats like LCD Soundsystem, Pavement or The Oh Sees. Their new tune “Wide Awake,” off their upcoming eponymous record, combines these influences and adds some British swagger: “Wide Awake” in general wouldn’t feel out of place on Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, and the bass line sometimes is straight out of “Fools Gold” by the Stone Roses.  

Let’s be real - it’s not a deep song with witty lyrics and complex arrangements. But sometimes, all you need is a wee bit of a party. 

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About the curator - Julia Maehner

 Julia Maehner - Music to Curator

Julia knows two main passions: Music and writing. From an early age she has been making music after a fashion. When she was 13, she sat herself down and decided: “I will be a music journalist. Because I love music and writing.” After a brief intermezzo in New York City working for the music boutique agency Girlie Action as a digital marketer, she moved back to Germany. This experience helped her build her know-how for her marketing client, the IT company .objective Software. She still writes for several German music magazines and is working on launching her own blog, amps on ears.

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