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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

NEWS : FRI, JAN 15, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Wolf Parade Reunite, Announce 2016 Residency Shows

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Wolf Parade have reunited after a 5-year hiatus and scheduled a series of residency shows (watch the trailer here) in North America and the UK for 2016.  The band shared the news earlier this morning via their newly launched website and social media accounts.  

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


The band had this to say about the reunion: “Hey-o everyone! The hiatus is over! We’re so excited to finally get back on stage together at these residency shows in NYC, Toronto, and London. We’ll be playing our favorites from from all the old albums, of course, as well as a taste or two of the new tunes we’ve been writing. Hope to see you there!  XO, WP.”

Wolf Parade will perform at New York’s Bowery Ballroom (May 17th-21st), Toronto’s Lee’s Palace (May 24th-26th) and London’s Scala (June 14th-15th). Tickets are available now through wolfparade.com.  UPDATE:  Due to overwhelming demand, the band have added 2 more shows in Downtown Canada at Lee’s Palace!  See the fill list of dates below.


Wolf Parade formed in Montreal in 2004. The group, comprised of members Spencer Krug, Dan Boeckner, Arlen Thompson, and Dante DeCaro, released three universally acclaimed records for Sub Pop – Apologies to the Queen Mary (2005), At Mount Zoomer (2008), and Expo 86 (2010).


2016 Residency Shows
May 17 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 18 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 19 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 20 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 21 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
May 24 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
May 25 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
May 26 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace

May 27 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace

May 28 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
Jun. 14 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 15 - London, UK - Scala

Tickets are available now through wolfparade.com.


Posted by Rachel White

TUE, SEP 21, 2010 at 5:42 AM

Handsome Furs - Asia Tour Journal 2010

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Dan and Alexei of Handsome Furs toured through Asia for a second time last month (Aug. 2010), and Alexei kept a journal of their experiences. That journal, along with a ton of great photos they took along the way is now available for you to read and see here!

As you may recall, and we will waste no time reminding you, back in January of this year, CNN.com featured some amazing coverage of the band’s first Asian tour. That is available here.

In other recent Handsome Furs-related news, just last week on the SPIN.com site, Mark Hoppus from Blink-182 picked the Handsome Furs album FACE CONTROL as one of his current favorite records!


Posted by Chris Jacobs

FRI, JUN 18, 2010 at 5:14 AM

WIN JUNE’S NEW RELEASES!

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The best joke in the comments section wins CD copies of Blitzen Trapper’s Destroyer of the Void, Foals’ Total Life Forever, and Wolf Parade’s Expo 86! These albums are also for sale, so if you have shitty jokes you might just want to go that route. Any and all World Cup jokes will be immediately disqualified out of spite.


Posted by Lacey Swain

TUE, MAR 9, 2010 at 2:39 AM

APRIL 17, 2010 IS RECORD STORE DAY!

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IN HONOR OF THIS SPECIAL DAY, SUB POP RECORDS WILL RELEASE A MARVELOUS RANGE OF MUSIC PRODUCTS, AVAILABLE ONLY IN PARTICIPATING RECORD STORES

Record Store Day In-Store Performances by Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, No Age, Male Bonding & Dum Dum Girls

Originally conceived in 2007 as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally, the first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. Now celebrated the third Saturday every April, it’s the one day each year that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists and labels to celebrate the art of music. We at Sub Pop Records have put together a whole raft of releases (seven in all!) to help entice people into record stores to enjoy the many pleasures offered there. Each destined for future collector’s item status, the Sub Pop Record Store Day 2010 series of releases is sure to appeal to the minor OCD tendencies of every true music enthusiast. To find a participating store, go here.

FOR: RECORD STORE DAY 2010
FROM: SUB POP, WITH LOVE

Beach House “Zebra” 12” (sp877)
The “Zebra” 12” features 2 new tracks (“The Arrangement” and “Baby”) and 2 alternate takes on songs from the popular 2010 Teen Dream album (a UK radio edit of “Zebra” and the Cough Syrup remix of “10 Mile Stereo”). Available now: Beach House’s Teen Dream SP845, CD+DVD/2xLP+DVD.
Side One:
1. Zebra (UK Radio Edit)
2. The Arrangement
Side Two:
1. Baby
2. 10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix)

The Album Leaf “There Is a Wind” 12” (sp878)
The “There Is a Wind” 12” features 2 new tracks (“Landing in Snow” and “Resonations”) and 2 alternate takes on songs from the popular 2010 A Chorus of Storytellers album (an acoustic version of “There Is a Wind” and the Jamuel Saxon sunburnt remix of “Falling from the Sun”). Also available now: The Album Leaf’s A Chorus of Storytellers SP805, CD/2xLP.
Side One:
1. There Is a Wind (acoustic)
2. Landing in Snow
Side Two:
1. Resonations
2. Falling from the Sun (Jamuel Saxon sunburnt remix)

Dum Dum Girls / Male Bonding 7” (sp876)
Two brand-new and exclusive tracks for Record Store Day 2010, one each from LA’s Dum Dum Girls and London’s Male Bonding. Both bands have debut albums out this spring on Sub Pop. Also available now: Dum Dum Girls’ I Will Be SP840, CD/LP. Available May 11th: Male Bonding’s Nothing Hurts SP854, CD/LP
Side A: Dum Dum Girls “Pay for Me”
Side AA: Male Bonding “Before It’s Gone”

Happy Birthday 7” (sp874)
Two brand-new and exclusive tracks for Record Store Day 2010 from Kyle “King Tuff” Thomas’ Happy Birthday. Both of these tracks, like those of Happy Birthday’s self-titled March 2010 debut album, were recorded and mixed at Kyle’s home studio. Available March 16th: Happy Birthday’s Happy Birthday SP850 CD/LP.
Side A: “Shampoo”
Side B: “Alien”

Soundgarden “Hunted Down” 7” Reissue (sp12a)
This reissue of a Sub Pop classic was arranged specially for Record Store Day. “Hunted Down” was released in June 1987 as the band’s first single and was later available on Screaming Life. This single is pressed on translucent orange vinyl. The original, now a Soundgarden collector’s item, was pressed on blue vinyl.
Side A: “Hunted Down”
Side B: “Nothing to Say”

CocoRosie “Lemonade" 7” (sp884)
The A-side to this limited-edition single is an edit of one of the stand-out tracks from the new CocoRosie album Grey Oceans and the B-side is the band’s cover of the Beach Boys’ classic “Surfer Girl.” Grey Oceans, CocoRosie’s Sub Pop debut (and fourth full-length album overall) will be released on May 11, 2010. Watch a ““Smokey Taboo” trailer from Grey Oceans.
Side A: “Lemonade”
Side B: “Surfer Girl”

SP20: Casual Nostalgia Fest CD (sp879)
We at Sub Pop Records celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2008 with, among other things, a 2-day music festival July 12th and 13th at Marymoor Park, somewhat unimaginatively called SP20. We’ve collected here some of our favorite performances from the SP20 festival. Sub Pop will be donating all of the profits from the sale of this CD to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

1. Green River: “Leech”
2. Wolf Parade: “Fine Young Cannibals”
3. The Vaselines: “Dying for It”
4. Obits: “Run”
5. Les Thugs: “Dirty White Race”
6. Eric’s Trip: “Smother”
7. Beachwood Sparks: “You Take the Gold”
8. Blitzen Trapper: “Furr”
9. Flight of the Conchords: “Carol Brown”
10. Iron & Wine: “Woman King”
11. Constantines: “Why I Didn’t Like August ‘93”
12. Seaweed “Baggage”
13. Grand Archives: “Dig That Crazy Grave”
14. Low: “Silver Rider”
15. The Helio Sequence: “Lately”
16. Kinski: “The Wives of Artie Shaw”
17. Pissed Jeans: “Caught Licking Leather”
18. Mudhoney: “The Open Mind”
19. Comets on Fire: “Dogwood Rust”

In-Store Performances
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Waterloo Records in Austin
Male Bonding & Dum Dum Girls at Origami Records in Los Angeles
No Age at Sweat Records in Miami
Obits at Generation Records in New York CANCELEDSORRY!


Posted by Kate Jackson

MON, JUL 14, 2008 at 6:21 AM

Wolf Parade and Foals TONIGHT

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Did you miss Wolf Parade and the Foals at the festival yesterday? Even though I’d like to shame you for missing them, instead I’m here to tell you that you’re in luck. Both Foals and Wolf Parade will be reprising their sets tonight at Neumos.

Tickets are available here via TicketWeb

Also playing is The Listening Party, who will be opening for Wolf Parade on their upcoming US tour.


Posted by Harry Dean Hudson