NEWS : FRI, OCT 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry is Out Now + They Perform on the Late Show WIth Stephen Colbert Wednesday, October 11th

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“…Their best yet,” ****  - The Guardian

“A dark and beautiful reunion record” - SPIN

9/10 - Drowned in Sound

[Photo credit: Shane McCauley]

Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry, the band’s excellent fourth album, is available here now from Sub Pop, and in Canada from Universal Records via Wolf Parade’s webstore right here. Plus the album is streaming in all manner of digital services, including (but not limited to) Spotify / Apple Music / YouTube.


 
In celebration of the album’s release, Wolf Parade have scheduled a Reddit “Indieheads” AMA for Friday, October 6th at 1pm PT, and the band will also appear on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on October 11th.


Wolf Parade Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Wolf Parade’s headlining international tour schedule resumes October 13th in Toronto at Phoenix Concert Theatre and now ends January 24th in Phoenix at The Van Buren. Barsuk Records act Charly Bliss, who are supporting the October 13th-27th shows (select dates), will also act as direct support, January 12th-28th (select dates).
 
2017 dates
Oct. 13 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre* [Sold Out]
Oct. 14 - Toronto, ON - The Baby G* [Sold Out]
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 [Sold Out]
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
 
2018 
Jan. 12 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom *
Jan. 13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market *
Jan. 14 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom *
Jan. 16 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore *
Jan. 17 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre *
Jan. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
Jan. 21 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory *
Jan. 23 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park *
Jan. 24 - Phoenix, AZ  The Van Buren *
Jan. 26 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk *
Jan. 27 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall *
Jan. 28 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues*
* w/ Charly Bliss
 
Cry Cry Cry is now available for purchase worldwide from Sub Pop, in Canada from Universal Records and Wolf Parade’s webstore [link here]. LP purchases through megamart.subpop.com, and select independent retailers in the U.S will receive the limited loser edition on creme colored vinyl (while supplies last). Wolf Parade will also have a special tour edition on transparent red vinyl available at shows (also while supplies last).  A new t-shirt design will also be available.


More on Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry, “Valley Boy” and “You’re Dreaming”:


“Befitting the creative ambition of the group’s previous LPs, it serves as a full-throated burst of musical and thematic ideas. Goth-streaked album opener “Lazarus Online” pleads for survival and resiliency — “Let’s fight / Let’s rage against the night” — as its protagonists struggle to coexist with the darkness in their lives. “Valley Boy” storms and booms with glammy drama, referencing Leonard Cohen’s death as it waxes weary about the state of the world, while “Incantation” builds from a moody murmur to climactic cacophony. Cry Cry Cry is a big swing, artistically speaking, but it also dodges many of the pitfalls that face artists who try to chronicle an age of uncertainty and resistance without sounding ham-handed. Wolf Parade taps into the sound of modern disconcertment on Cry Cry Cry, but the album’s grandiosity is mostly restricted to the music itself — rousing, urgent, and always seeking out slivers of hope.” [“First Listen”] - NPR Music
 
Cry Cry Cry is 21st century rock at its most delectably omnivorous [8/10].”  - Uncut
 
“Wolf Parade’s two singer-songwriters Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner have returned to provide an answer to the lingering question of what might have been. Cry Cry Cry is their most cohesive work yet, a blend of Springsteenian bar-room rock and Sparks-style operatics that holds together surprisingly well. The optimistic chug of You’re Dreaming would slot neatly on to the recent War on Drugs album, while the twisty chord progressions of “Who Are Ya” and “Artificial Life” nod to the band’s chaotic first album Apologies to the Queen Mary. A compelling exception to the “diminishing returns” rule that usually governs most band reunions.” [4/5] - The Guardian
 
“Though energetic, their danceable chassis and sprawling melodies nevertheless feel weary, as if constantly grinding against some looming, countervailing force. It’s true that wearied, furtive anthems have always been Wolf Parade’s thing, but they feel especially right for these enervating times.” - SPIN
 
“Cry Cry Cry is fully and completely a Wolf Parade record. The band not only sounds like itself, it sounds as good as ever.” [8.5/10] - Under the Radar
 
“Wolf Parade have always stood apart from their peers: always weirder, more complex and artier than the others with their dissonant punchy pop and gnarled edges…” -  London in Stereo
 
“Packed to the brim with stray melodies locked between the foreground and background that brighten the surroundings without stealing attention from the main action. Every note is meticulously functional, but displayed with a style of craft that rings miraculous rather than mechanical….The band plays it sharper and straighter than when we last left them, emphasizing economy in their experimentation and a professionalism in their power. It’s a cleaner, clearer direction after those previous albums. Importantly, it feels like a sustainable start to something new, hopefully something that’s here to stay — something this band can hold onto now that they seem ready to charge against everything that at one time had them on the run.” - Stereogum
 
“A colourful and melodic musical expansiveness… it finds them in rejuvenated form [4/5].”  - Q Magazine  
 
“Wolf Parade’s latest effort re-emphasizes the contrast between Boeckner’s raspy, emphatic vocal and Krug’s forlorn warble. Nearly every track on Cry Cry Cry starts simply with guitar, piano, or organ and layers in additional textures—horn blasts here, a flurry of electronic effects there—until the songs swell to kinetic, instrumentally dense climaxes [4/5].” - Slant
 
“This quartet’s first material in six years is a shimmering, bombastic blast.” - MOJO

Cry Cry Cry really has just about every kind of song you’d want from a great Wolf Parade album. “You’re Dreaming” is one of Dan Boeckner’s finest driving, Springsteenian rockers, with a two-word chorus that reminds you how much Dan can excel when he takes a less-is-more approach. “Valley Boy” is Spencer Krug’s most singalong-ready song on the album, and it comes with one of his tongue-twister choruses: “Are you still a lover boy? / Are you still on the cover or / Did you become a valley boy out there?” - Brooklyn Vegan


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