News for Wolf Parade

NEWS : MON, JUL 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Wolf Parade Announces Fall 2017 International Headlining Dates In Support of ‘Cry Cry Cry’

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Presales begin today via wolfparade.com Tickets on sale to general public, Friday, July 28th at 12pm EST.

[Photo Credit: Shane McCauley]

Wolf Parade have just announced fall 2017 international tour dates in support of Cry Cry Cry, the band’s first album in seven years (pre-order it here now).  Dates begin October 13th in Toronto at Phoenix Concert Theatre and run through December 2nd in Stockholm at Strand.  The newly added tour dates include stops in Buffalo, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Boston, Brooklyn, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Dublin, London, and Stockholm. Support for the North American dates will come from Barsuk Records act Charly Bliss (October 13th-27th).

Early pre-sales for these shows begin today via www.wolfparade.com, with tickets on sale to general public July 28th at 12pm EST.

Wolf Parade’s previously announced summer & fall 2017 tour schedule resumes August 18-20 in Rock Creek, BC at Ponderosa Music & Arts Festival. The band will also act direct support for The Arcade Fire September 5th through September 28th (select dates).
 
Aug. 18-20 - Rock Creek, BC - Ponderosa Music & Arts Festival
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. 02 - Stockholm, SE - Strand
*w/ The Arcade Fire
** w/ Charly Bliss


Wolf Parade’s thunderous Cry Cry Cry is now available for pre-order on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS, worldwide from Sub Pop right over here and in Canada from Universal Records hereLP pre-orders 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), and a new t-shirt design will also be available for your bundling pleasure.
 
The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are proudly on display over the course of Cry Cry Cry.  These elements are captured on the album’s anthemic lead single “Valley Boy” [listen here].” Read more about Wolf Parade and Cry Cry Cry right over here.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, JUL 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Wolf Parade’s Fourth Album ‘Cry Cry Cry’ Will Be Out October 6th On Sub Pop. Now Listen To Lead Track “Valley Boy”

2017 tour dates include Capitol Hill Block Party (July 21st) and direct support for Arcade Fire this September


We have news! News of new music, that is.

Wolf Parade have announced that Cry Cry Cry, the band’s first new album in seven years (and fourth full-length overall), will be released worldwide (pre-order here) on Friday, October 6th, 2017. The album will also be available in Canada from Universal Music.
 
The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are proudly on display over the course of Cry Cry Cry. These elements are captured on the album’s anthemic lead single “Valley Boy” and additional standouts “You’re Dreaming,” “Artificial Life” and “King of Piss and Paper.” Cry Cry Cry was produced by John Goodmanson at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York.


[Photo Credit: Shane McCauley]

Wolf Parade announced its return to the live stage in early 2016, after a five-year hiatus, scheduling multi-night residencies that May in New York, London, and Toronto to support of Apologies to the Queen Mary, the reissue of its classic, Sub Pop debut. Tickets sold out within a matter of hours.  As the May shows neared, Wolf Parade surprised fans again, with a self-titled-and-released EP’s-worth of new material.  The excitement surrounding the band’s return led to marquee festival appearances and late night TV performances on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertConan and Last Call with Carson Daly.  

Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Wolf Parade’s previously announced tour schedule for 2017 resumes later this week, with a performance at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party on Friday, July 21st. In August, the band will also appear at Ponderosa Music & Arts Festival in Rock Creek, BC on August 18th-20th. Then from September 5th through September 28th, Wolf Parade will act as direct support for The Arcade Fire (select dates). There will be additional live dates announced soon.
 
Jul. 21 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
Aug. 18-20 - Rock Creek, BC - Ponderosa Music & Arts Festival
Sep. 05 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Center*
Sep. 06 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre*
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*
*w/ Arcade Fire
 


Cry Cry Cry is now available for pre-order on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS, worldwide from Sub Pop right over here and in Canada from Universal Records here. LP pre-orders through megamart.subpop.comand select independent retailers in the U.S. will receive the limited loser edition on creme colored vinyl (while supplies last). A new t-shirt design will also be available.

Cry Cry Cry
Tracklisting

1. Lazarus Online
2. You’re Dreaming
3. Valley Boy
4. Incantation
5. Files on the Sun
6. Baby Blue
7. Weaponized
8. Who Are Ya
9. Am I an Alien Here
10. Artificial Life
11. King of Piss and Paper

About Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry:
The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are on proud display over the course of Cry Cry Cry, the band’s thunderous first album in seven years.
 
Wolf Parade’s unique combination of sounds and influences, spearheaded by electric co-frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner—is a complex yet relatable, energetic brew of glam, prog, synth-rock, and satisfying discomfort—helped define 2000s indie rock with three critically celebrated albums, and propelled a growing Wolf Parade fandom even after the band went on a then-indefinite hiatus in 2010.
 
Cry Cry Cry is their first album to be produced by Pacific Northwest legend John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Unwound) at Robert Lang Studios outside of Seattle, and is accompanied by a renewed focus and the creativity of a band that took their time getting exactly where they needed to be. It’s also a homecoming to Sub Pop, which released all three of the band’s previous albums.
 
“The band itself is almost a fifth member of the band, something more or at least different than the sum of its parts,” says Spencer Krug. “We don’t know who or what is responsible for our sound, it’s just something that naturally and consistently comes from this particular combo of musicians.”
 
“Once we got back together, I was playing guitar, writing and singing in a way that I only do while I’m in Wolf Parade,” says Dan Boeckner, who shares primary lyrical and singing duties with Spencer. “It’s just something that I can’t access without the other three people in the room.”
 
In the time apart, the band scattered geographically and focused on family and other work–Spencer on his solo project Moonface, Dan on his bands Handsome Furs, Operators, and Divine Fits (with Spoon’s Britt Daniel), and Dante De Caro on records with Carey Mercer’s Frog Eyes and Blackout Beach. And that time allowed for an even stronger, tighter band to emerge.
 
Eventually, Spencer, Dante, and Arlen found themselves all back living on remote Vancouver Island, accompanied by a population density less than that of Alaska, and the tranquility that leads to creative emanations like a government-sponsored bathtub race. With Dan on the same coast in Northern California, discussions began about picking things up where they left off.
 
“All of our albums are always a reaction to our last one,” says Arlen. “Expo 86 (2010) was about as sparse as we get, which is usually still pretty dense, and this time we wanted to make the palette a little larger.” Adds Dante, “Expo was a real rock record. We just sort of banged it out, which was kind of the point.” Cry Cry Cry, on the other hand, is more deliberate in its arrangements and embrace of the studio process. “If a part was going on for too long it would get lopped, you know?” says Dan. “That being said, there are two very long songs on the record and I don’t think it would be a Wolf Parade record if it didn’t have some kind of prog epic.”
 
“I think we’re actually a better band than we were when we stopped playing music together,” says Arlen. “A little bit more life experience for everybody, and people having made a bunch of records on their own.”
 
The result of this new consciousness is songs like “Valley Boy,” a Bowie-inflected anthem for which Spencer wrote lyrics after Leonard Cohen died the day before the 2016 election (“The radio’s been playing all your songs, talking about the way you slipped away up the stairs, did you know that it was all gonna go wrong?”). “You’re Dreaming,” also influenced by the election and the spinning shock that followed, is driving, urgent power pop that draws from artists like Tom Petty and what Dan calls one of his “default languages” for writing music. The swirly, synth-heavy crescendo of “Artificial Life” takes on the struggle of artists and at-risk communities (“If the flood should ever come, we’ll be last in the lifeboat”).

The album carries a sense of uprising that is not unrelated to Wolf Parade’s renewed determination to drive the band forward in uncertain times. Welcome to Cry Cry Cry.


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAY 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Wolf Parade’s ‘Apologies to the Queen Mary’ Deluxe Edition Is Out; See Them On Colbert 5/20

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[Photo Credit: Shawn McDonald]

Wolf Parade’s Apologies to the Queen MaryDeluxe Edition - the reissue of the group’s acclaimed first album - is available now from Sub Pop Mega MartWolf Parade.com, Amazon, and Bandcamp. 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. 

First run of the 3xLP version of Apologies to the Queen Mary (Deluxe Edition) will be on Loser edition peach, blue, and pink-colored LPs, while supplies last. The package features new artwork and includes the previously unreleased track “Snakes on the Ladder” from the Apologies… sessions. This release also got the remastering treatment by the band’s longtime associate Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering. 


Also F yr I: the cassette version of the remastered original album (without bonus tracks) is now available here.


Wolf Parade will make their first TV appearance since 2006 with a performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Friday, May 20th on CBS at 11:35pm / 10:35pm CT, so set those DVRs!


The reissue of Apologies to the Queen Mary: Deluxe Edition comes on the heels of Wolf Parade’s recently-announced 2016 reunion and currently-underway reunion tour. (tour dates + links are here.)  Even more recently-announced is the band’s upcoming, self-released 4-song untitled EP. You’ll find these details on their website


About Wolf Parade and ATTQM:

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.


Posted by Rachel White

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