"You've Got Me Wondering Now," the first single off Parquet Courts' new EP, debuted in an unusual way. The raucous track appeared on a cassette mixtape that the Brooklyn punk band mailed unexpectedly to 250 fans last month, a curated collection of music the musicians feel is connected to what they're doing as a band. For the group, the mixtape was a palpable way for the band to connect with fans, after it decided early on not to use Twitter or Facebook. It's only a bonus that it's a creative means of premiering new music.

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