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 

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.

 

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!

Happy 10 Year Anniversary ‘Apologies To The Queen Mary’!

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Today marks the 10 year anniversary of Wolf Parade’s ‘Apologies To The Queen Mary’. This record has influenced and inspired a legion of fans. The ’12 Days of Apologies’ project was full of art, videos, covers, essays, all inspired by the 12 tracks that make up this brilliant record.

Thank you Arlen, Dan, Spencer, and Hadji for creating this record. Your music has been the soundtrack to my life, and for that I will forever be grateful.

Check the main anniversary page for quotes, short stories, art, and more all inspired by Apologies To The Queen Mary!!

But first…

Dan and Spencer at Wolfe Island Festival 8/2015 – Photo by Hyden Weiner-Grossman

10 years of Apologies #wolfparade

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Justin Joffe from The NY Observer wrote this amazing piece about Apologies to the Queen Mary.

Stereogum did a nice write up about the 10 year anniversasry

If you haven’t read it already, read Brandon Stosuy’s amazaing review of Apologies from the Queen Mary from September 2005. my favorite line is “In a few years, other folks will still remember where they were when they first heard Apologies to the Queen Mary.”


Thank you Wayne Massingham for this:

“10 years ago this weekend an album was released that changed my life. Wolf Parade felt like they existed just for me. They were fully charged with emotion and their songs were epic productions of heart stopping grandeur. Guitars and drums and keyboards crashed in an unholy mess that was beyond thrilling. They had released some EPs that caught my attention. The first time I heard them I was hooked. Then they released their debut album. “Apologies to the Queen Mary” was born and in time it would become my favourite album of all time. It is near perfect. 12 songs of exploration, love, joy and passion. Two singers and songwriters, Dan and Spencer, that pushed and pulled each other to great heights. If a more perfect song has ever been recorded than “I’ll Believe in Anything” then I would like to meet it. I was lucky enough to see them twice in Canada in 2005 and in 2007. I will never forget them. They released two more albums of impeccable quality and then went their separate ways. I will never forget them and I will always have their perfect first album living deep inside my heart.”


Continue to the main anniversary page to read a short story by Shadrach as well as more fan art, quotes, and tweets about the love of Apologies to the Queen Mary!


News News News

So it’s been awhile since we’ve posted an update. Here’s some news:

Operators have been nominated for the 2015 Canadian SirusXM Indie Awards for Electronic Artist or Group of the Year. The awards are handed out on May 9th in Toronto during Canadian Music Week. Congrats to Operators on their nomination!

A little late to mention but the Operators song “True” was featured in the season finale of the HBO series “Girls” that aired on March 22nd. Congrats!!

Operators are set to play Ottawa BluesFest on July 14th!

A few months ago Operators visited Montreal radio station CJLO and performed ‘Cold Light’ and the unreleased ‘I Die’. Check out audio of both songs: http://www.cjlo.com/sessions/operators-live-at-cjlo

Dan Boeckner is set to be a 2015 CBC Music Searchlight judge. Searchlight is “the hunt for Canada’s best new artist”. Searchlight judges will be responsible for selecting five of the 10 national finalists, as well as announcing the final four acts live on Q on CBC Radio ?on May 12. Finally, they’ll crown a winner on Friday, May 15. If you’re Canadian you can check out the 3,000+ entries and vote on them: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/cbcsearchlight/

Not sure how I missed it but Dante Decaro posted a link to a new song of his on his Facebook page. You can listen to ‘On the Loose’ at http://www.killdevilhillsrecords.com/songs. Also we just found this photo he posted from March and it’s making us smile:
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