keep your eyes open: new wolf parade
  • TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2008

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What do Handsome Furs, Sunset Rubdown, and Hot Hot Heat have in common (besides sounding like a very hairy day on the beach?). They all contain (or contained) pieces of Wolf Parade. Fans of the Canadian indie rockers can rejoice: in just a few weeks At Mount Zoomer (Subpop) will be released.

The music, for new fans, is pure northern prog-rock goodness. These guys sound kind of like another infamous Canadian rock outfit...Wolf Parade loyalists will note the relationship to Arcade Fire: drummer Arlen Thompson played drums on "Wake Up." Also the new album was recorded in the same church-converted-to-studio as Neon Bible. "Language City" sounds like a dirtier version of Arcade Fire's grand composition, with some Killers-esque synth behind it. It's a darker sound, and seems to be on par with what Subpop said about the album on it's website: "think of it as the sound of a band edging forward into a wispy darkness, one hand reaching out, the other firmly clutching the past." We're all looking forward to the wispy darkness on this one. -joe puglisi

Wolf Parade on Tour
7/7 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
7/8 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
7/9 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
7/12 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
7/13 - Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Park
7/15 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
7/17 - San Francisco, Ca @ Fillmore
7/18 - Hollywood, CA @ Henry Fonda
7/19 - Hollywood, CA @ Henry Fonda
7/20 - San Diego, CA @ Cane's
7/21 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
7/24 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
7/25 - Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa
7/26 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
7/28 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
7/29 - Raleigh, NC @ Disco Rodeo
7/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
7/31 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
8/2 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
8/3/ - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
8/9 - Toronto, ON @ Koolhaus

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MP3: Wolf Parade:: “Language City”
Wolf Parade on Myspace

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