NEWS : TUE, AUG 29, 2017 at 7:00 AM

See/Hear: Wolf Parade’s “You’re Dreaming” Is A Politically-Charged New Track From ‘Cry Cry Cry’ (out October 6th)

Visual animated by Scorpion Dagger.

Wolf Parade’s “You’re Dreaming” is a politically-charged standout from Cry Cry Cry, the group’s forthcoming new album due out October 6th.

“You’re Dreaming” is urgent power pop with lyrics inspired by the shock and confusion following the 2016 election (“All these scenes of shattered glass / All your systems in collapse”).  Irreverent new animations from returning collaborator and visual artist Scorpion Dagger (“Valley Boy”) accompany the track.

“You’re Dreaming” Lyrics:

Why’re you looking lost
When you’re standing right beside me
You were turning off
Open up your eyes you’re sleeping

You’re dreaming
You’re dreaming
You’re dreaming

Never mind the time
I’m up all night with the Century Ghosts
They don’t have a mind
They would never think of leaving

And we’re dreaming
We’re dreaming
We’re dreaming

All these scenes of shattered glass
All your systems in collapse
On the screen the move so fast it’s just like life
But we’re dreaming

I got
Metal in my blood
Dancing around to the magnets
What about our love
So hard to start in a violent age
And i don’t wanna
I don’t wanna live in the place anymore
Everybody cries
Everybody needs some comfort

From dreaming

I want to change my whole life
And forever in the place
Is just a day
Just a day

All these scenes of shattered glass
All your systems in collapse
On the screen they move so fast it’s just like life
But we’re dreaming

Another scene more shattered glass
Every system in collapse 
A billion screens they move so fast but that’s not life
You’re dreaming

It’s in the blood
It’s in the blood
It’s in the blood

[Photo Credit: Shane McCauley]

Wolf Parade’s thunderous Cry Cry Cry, featuring the aforementioned “You’re Dreaming” and “Valley Boy” [watch here], will be available on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop on Friday, October 6th, 2017, and available in Canada from Universal Music.  Pre-order is on now worldwide from Sub Pop and in Canada from Universal Records via Wolf Parade’s webstore right here. LP pre-orders through and select independent retailers in the U.S. will receive the limited loser edition on creme colored vinyl (while supplies last). There’s also a brand new t-shirt design available for your bundling pleasure.

Of  “Valley Boy,” Uproxx raved and called it “an exuberant new song.”  Brooklyn Vegan adds, “It’s got not one but two of those classic singalong Krug hooks (the chorus and the “the radio’s been playing all your songs” line, a line Krug says about the late Leonard Cohen).  As these live shows have been reminding us, Wolf Parade are not just great pop songwriters but they really know how to let loose as musicians, and the jammy instrumental bridge of “Valley Boy” is a fine example of that.”  Meanwhile, Stereogumcalls “Valley Boy” “a grand, searching, theatrical rocker.” And Paste offers this, “[It] exemplifies Wolf Parade’s unique combination of energetic, textural sounds with complex, emotional lyrics and—if anything—proves the band is definitely back and ready to make up for lost time.”


Wolf Parade Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Wolf Parade’s previously announced fall 2017 international tour dates in support of Cry Cry Cry, resume September 5th in Quebec City at Videotron Center through December 2nd in Stockholm at Strand. The band will also act as direct support for The Arcade Fire September 5th through September 28th (select dates).  Meanwhile, support for Wolf Parade’s headlining North American dates will come from Barsuk Records act Charly Bliss (October 13th-27th).

Sep. 05 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Center*
Sep. 06 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre*
Sep. 08 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Sep. 09 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Center*
Sep. 21 - Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Arena*
Sep. 22 - Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome*
Sep. 23 - Coral Gables, FL - Watsco Center*
Sep. 24 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine, FL Amphitheatre*
Sep. 26 - New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena*
Sep. 27 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center*
Sep. 28 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center*
Oct. 13 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre**
Oct. 15 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom**
Oct. 16 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Oct. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer**
Oct. 20 - Boston, MA - Royale**
Oct. 21 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Oct. 22 - Washington, DC - Black Cat**
Oct. 24 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Oct. 25 - South Saginaw, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall**
Oct. 27 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue**
Nov. 15 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
Nov. 17- Paris, FR - Petit Bain
Nov. 18 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Nov. 20 - Dublin, UK - Button Factory
Nov. 21 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
Nov. 22 - London, UK - O2 Forum
Nov. 24 - Brussels, BE - Botanique (Orangerie)
Nov. 25 - Nancy, FR - L’ autre Canal
Nov. 26 - Basel, CH - Kaserne
Nov. 27 - Munich, DE - Hansa 39
Nov. 29 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu
Nov. 30 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
Dec. 01 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Dec. 02 - Stockholm, SE - Strand
*w/ The Arcade Fire
** w/ Charly Bliss

Posted by Rachel White