NEWS : TUE, MAR 8, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Guess Who’s Reissuing Wolf Parade’s Classic 1st Album ‘Apologies to the Queen Mary’ on 3xLP?

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Yeah, it’s us! Sub Pop will release Wolf Parade’s Apologies to the Queen Mary: Deluxe Edition, a reissue of the group’s acclaimed first album, worldwide on 3xLP/DL May 13th. The reissue features the original album, now as a double LP, along with the band’s pre-Sub Pop, self-titled EPs (released in 2003 and 2004), both of which are making their vinyl debut. The package features new artwork and includes the previously unreleased track “Snakes on the Ladder” from the Apologies… sessions. (There will also be a cassette version of the remastered original album (without bonus tracks) available on May 13th.) The album was remastered for this release by the band’s longtime associate Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering. The reissue of Apologies to the Queen Mary: Deluxe Edition comes on the heels of Wolf Parade’s recently-announced 2016 reunion.

[Photo Credit : Shawn McDonald]

New to Wolf Parade?  We made this handy Beginner’s Guide playlist just for you!


Wolf Parade’s late spring-summer touring kicks-off with a series of residency shows in New York (May 17th-21st; Sold Out), Toronto (May 24th-28th; Sold Out), and London (June 14th-15th).  They’ve also scheduled the following international headlining club and festival appearances:  Tavaista in Helsinki (June 10th); Best Keep Secret in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands (June 17th-19th); Gridlock Festival in Halifax (July 10th); Ottawa Bluesfest (July 16th); WayHome Music and Arts Festival in Oro-Medonte, Ontario (July 22nd-24th); Montreal’s Osheaga Festival (July 29th - 31st) and aftershow at The Corona Theatre (July 29th); Pickathon in Happy Valley, Oregon (August 4th-6th); Seattle’s Neptune Theatre (August 7th). (complete tour dates are below.)


Apologies to the Queen Mary: Deluxe Edition is now available for preorder at Sub Pop Mega MartWolf Parade.com, Amazon and Bandcamp. The limited Loser Edition 3xLP set will come on pink, blue, and peach-colored vinyl, and is now available to pre-order at megamart.subpop.com, the band’s web store and at select independent record stores (while supplies last).


Wolf Parade –  Spencer Krug, Dan Boeckner, Arlen Thompson, and Dante DeCaro – formed in Montreal in 2003.  After the aforementioned self-titled EPs, the group released Apologies to the Queen Mary to much acclaim in September 2005, on Sub Pop. The album was recorded by Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock and engineer Chris Chandler at Audible Alchemy in Portland, Oregon. The album was an entirely collaborative effort, barreling headfirst and breathlessly through songs written during Wolf Parade’s early years together as a band. The album has sold over 100,000 in the U.S. alone.

Apologies to the Queen Mary: Deluxe Edition

Tracklisting:   

LP 1
A1. You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son                   
A2. Modern World        
A3. Grounds For Divorce                    
A4. We Built Another World
B5. Fancy Claps               
B6. Same Ghost Every Night                
B7. Shine A Light                
B8. Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts

LP 2               
C9. I’ll Believe In Anything               
C10. It’s A Curse          
D11. Dinner Bells                      
D12. This Heart’s On Fire                  

LP 3
A1. Disco Sheets             
A2. Lousy Pictures                  
A3. Modern World            
A4. Wits or a Dagger                  
A5.Secret Knives             
A6. Dinner Bells   
B7. Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts                   
B8. We Built Another World              
B9. Grounds for Divorce                   
B10. It’s a Curse                     
B11. The National People’s Scare           
B12. Killing Armies                
B13. Snakes on a Ladder    


Tour Dates

May 17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Sold Out]
May 18 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Sold Out]
May 19 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Sold Out]
May 20 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Sold Out]
May 21 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Sold Out]
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace [Sold Out]
May 25 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace [Sold Out]
May 26 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace [Sold Out]
May 27 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace [Sold Out]
May 28 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace [Sold Out]
Jun. 14 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 15 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 16 - Helsinki, FN - Tavaista
Jun 17-19 - Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Fest
Jul. 10 - Halifax, NS - Gridlock Festival
Jul. 16 - Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
Jul. 22 - 24 - Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music and Arts Festival
Jul. 29 - 31 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
Jul. 29 - Montreal, QC - The Corona Theatre (Osheaga Festival Aftershow)
Aug. 04 - 07 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug. 07 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune

Ticket links can be found right over here.


Posted by Rachel White