More highlights from summer fests and shows

Wolf Parade have been pretty busy this last month. Playing festivals on both coasts and solo shows in Montreal and Seattle. Here are some highlights:

RBC Bluesfest

Wolf Parade playing right now at #rbcbluesfest #Reposting @photogmusic #wolfparade

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Montreal solo show


Pickathon Night 1

Pickathon Night 2

Pickathon Night 2

Seattle Night 1


Wolf Parade Tour Dates 2016

08-26 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
08-27 – Fuck Yeah Fest – Los Angeles, CA
09-02 – Riot Fest – Denver, CO
09-18 – Rifflandia – Victoria, BC
09-23 – Pygmalion Festival – Champaign, IL
09-24 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH 

Summer Festivals

Wolf Parade kicked off their first leg of summer festivals in June and are playing many more to come. Here’s some pictures and video from this week’s fests:

80/35 fest in Des Moines

WE DIDN’T THINK THIS WOULD EVER HAPPEN. @wolfparade @8035musicfest #wolfparade #anything #music #festival #8035

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#wolfparade #sogood #8035 #dsm

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Even having to use other bands equipment, Wolf Parade killed it! ???? #wolfparade #spencerkrug @wolfparade @8035musicfest

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Gridlock Fest in Halifax:

Ol flippy hair Dan over here #wolfparade #gridlockfest

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Wolf Parade @gridlockfest #wolfparade #gridlockfest #xpro2 #fuji35mmf2 #haligonia #halifaxnoise

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Wolf Parade Tour Dates – 2016
07-14 – Pemberton Music Festival – Pemberton, BC
07-16 – Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON

07-22 – Way Home Festival – Oro-Medonte, Ontario
07-29 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
07-29 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
08-05&06 – Pickathon Festival – Happy Valley, OR
08-07 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
08-08 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
08-26 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
08-27 – Fuck Yeah Fest – Los Angeles, CA
09-02 – Riot Fest – Denver, CO
09-18 – Rifflandia – Victoria, BC
09-23 – Pygmalion Festival – Champaign, IL
09-24 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH 

Operators set European tour!

Operators are heading to Europe in the fall! Check out the following tour dates, with more to be added. Thanks to John4 from the forum for posting them:

09.27 – Bike Zone – Baden, Switzerland
09.28 – Le Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland
09.30 – Control Club – Bucharest, Romania
10.02 – Dürer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
10.03 – B72 – Vienna, Austria
10.04 – Klub RE – Krakow, Poland
10.05 – Cafe Kulturalna – Warsaw, Poland
10.06 – Fleda – Brno, Czech Republic
10.07 – Meet Factory – Prague, Czech Republic
10.08 – Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
10.12 – Atlas – Aarhus, Denmark
10.13 – Loppen – Copenhagen, Denmark
10.14 – Westergermany – Berlin, Germany
10.16 – MOD – Hasselt, Belgium
10.17 – Le Pop-Up Du Label – Paris, France
10.18 – The Lexington – London, UK
10.19 – Botanique – Brussels, Belgium
10.20 – de Gudde Wëllen – Luxembourg, Luxembourg

A few months of news..

Let’s catch up on the last 2 months shall we?

The biggest news being Wolf Parade began to play live again. Starting with a warm up run on Vancouver Island under the name ‘Del Scorcho’ and then continuing with sold out residency runs in New York City and Toronto.

Oh and somewhere in there they performed on Late Nite with Stephen Colbert and on CBC Radio Q

Then the festival dates began with Northside Festival in Brooklyn, and then the band headed to London for their 2 sold out shows at The Scala.

London was followed by a solo show in Helsinki and 3 festival appearances:  Best Kept Secret Festival, Northside Fest – DK, and Body and Soul Festival. Here’s a stream of their set from Best Kept Secret Festival:

Wolf Parade’s next shows are in July. You can see the full list of dates on the tour page. They’ve added a few additional dates in September with no word of a more proper tour just yet. In fact, it looks like Wolf Parade will likely take a break after those September dates until 2017.

Some interviews with Dan or Spencer from the last few months:
The Skinny
Noisey
CBC Radio 3 Podcast
Pop Matters
Food Republic

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Speaking of Moonface, June 3rd was the release date for ‘My Best Human Face’ the second release with Finnish band Siinai. Congrats to Spencer and Siinai on another amazing record. You can purchase the new record as well as read a long journal post from Spencer about the record here. You can watch the video for ‘Risto’s Riff’ here.

Moonface and Siinai are performing a small set of dates starting tomorrow in Berlin. Check the tour page for full list of dates.

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Operators have been long listed for this year’s Polaris Music Prize! Congrats to them!! The short list will be announced on July 14th!

Check out this full video stream from their performance for KEXP from this past April:

They’ve also added some festival dates this summer and fall including Camp Wavelength in Ontario on August 19th and Rifflandia on Vancouver Island on September 17th.

 

Blue Wave has arrived!

Apologies again for the delay folks! I was on tour and then the site crashed. It was a weird few months. But I’m back now and can finally get caught up, especially with all that’s coming this month!

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Let’s start with a big congrats to Operators on the release of their debut record ‘Blue Wave’! Such an amazing record. Here are some great reviews and interviews:

Pitchfork – Review
Exclaim – Review
KEXP – Review
Consequence of Sound – Review
BrooklynVegan – Review
The NY Observer – Interview
Spin – Interview
Myspace – Interview
Live Nation TV – Interview
Noisey – Interview
The Reader – Interview
Journal Star – Interview
Billboard – Interview

The band followed up the release with a quick 3 week tour that was filled with sold out shows and people losing their minds! Check out some live radio sessions they did along the way as well as photos and reviews from several shows across the tour:

Reviews and Photos
KEXP – Photos from 4/4 show at Sunset Tavern
Review of LA show at Bootleg Bar
Photos from 4/21 show at Baby’s All Right
TheWildHoneyPie – Review and photos from 4/21 show at Baby’s All Right
Photos from 4/19/16 show at DC9
Photos from show at the Middle East

KUTX – Full live session and interview

CPR – Live session and interview

 

Oh and did you download ‘I Die’ for free on Record Store Day??? 

If you forgot well you can still get the track right:  here

Operators set to release ‘Blue Wave’ April 1st! Moonface and Dante Decaro to release new music too!!

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Finally we have news about Operators debut record!! ‘Blue Wave’ is set for release on April 1st from Last Gang Records.

Pre-order the record right now!

Check out the first single ‘Cold Light’ and stay tuned for more info!!

And if that news wasn’t enough, this amazing tweet confirmed that 2016 might be the best year for new music ever!!

So ready!

SHOWS!!!

Here we go!!! Wolf Parade will be playing residency shows in May and June in NYC, Toronto, and London. TICKETS ARE ON PRE-SALE NOW AT http://www.wolfparade.com/.

The NYC shows are on pre-sale though Ticketmaster by using the Brooklyn Vegan password: WOLFPARADE. (edit: The NYC pre sale is currently sold out). Two shows in Toronto have sold out of the pre sale. Both London shows are still on pre sale through WolfParade.com


For NYC the general onsale will be on Friday January 22nd at 12pm EST.

For Toronto the general onsale will be on Friday January 22nd at 9am EST.

For London the general onsale will be on Tuesday January 19th at 9am GMT.

Here are all the current shows and ticketing links:

05-17 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-18 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-19 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-20 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-21 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC

05-24 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-25 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-26 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-27 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-28 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto

06-14 – Scala – London
06-15 – Scala – London

Also By joining Wolf Parade Online you are automatically entered to win a signed copy of “Apologies to the Queen Mary” on Vinyl. The winner will be notified via email. How cool is that!! Looks like there’s an official fan club now!

Operators announce 2016 tour

Operators @ KEXP 08-04-2014
Operators @ KEXP 08-04-2014

With their debut album coming out very soon Operators are announcing their first North American headlining tour! Tickets are on sale now:

03-28 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
03-29 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – 7th St Entry
03-30 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
04-01 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
04-03 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
04-04 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
04-05 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
04-06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
04-08 – San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF
04-09 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater – Bar Stage
04-10 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04-11 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
04-13 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder
04-14 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
04-15 – Houston, TX – The Raven Tower
04-16 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
04-17 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04-19 – Washington, DC – DC9
04-21 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
04-22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle
04-23 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs

Happy New Year!

So excited for 2016!! This year we’ll get a debut record from Operators, possibly a new Moonface/Siinai record, and maybe even new music from Dante Decaro! I predict this year will be amazing!

For those of you that missed it, KEXP has added the video of Operators performance from Iceland Airwaves Festival to their YouTube Channel. Check out their incredible set full of brand new tracks: