photo by: Clay Awsumb
Wolf Parade are currently in the middle of a 2 week mini tour of the US. Their stop in St Louis caused some rumors that guitarist Dante DeCaro was going to be leaving the band. A review of the show from the River Front Times was sent to me that had the band stating from the stage that the St Louis show would be the last time Dante would play with the band. This seemed odd to me, so before posting it here and causing unnecessary drama I contacted the band. They assured me that it was just a joke and Dante wasn’t going anywhere. So I posted this on our forum to share the news with the rest of the fans. I thought that would be the end of it, but the story created enough buzz that Pitchfork posted about it. Interesting. Dante is not leaving the band and you can read the full review of the St Louis show here. Wolf Parade have 4 shows left in the states before heading to Europe.
In other Wolf Parade news, it appears that Matt Moroz will be creating another video for the band. In a blog post to his site, Matt states “Upcoming videos for Blackout Beach and Wolf Parade in the next month.” Matt created the videos for I’ll believe in Anything and Shine a Light as well as album artwork for both Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. Keep checking mattmoroz.com for more info. Thanks to Mike for the info.
Handsome Furs have added a one off show in Belgium. They’ve been invited to partake in a 3 day festival in Gent, Belgium dedicated entirely to Montreal Music. The festival, EtoilesPolaires MontrÃ©al, runs from December 3rd-6th. The festival will feature some of Montreal’s best acts like Elfin Saddle, Think About Life, Bon Iver, and many others. Handsome Furs perform on December 6th with Think About Life. Wolf Parade will also be there on December 4th. Go here for more info. Thanks to fredwau for the heads up. More Handsome Furs news to come with some details on the new record.
Photo by: Joe Fuda
Sorry for the delay folks, I just got back from spending a month in China. I’m sure by now most people read the news about Sunset Rubdown’s North American tour. They debuted 4 brand new songs and performed 2 new songs that were previously debuted on the last tour. They also were performing a cover of a yet to be released Swan Lake song possibly called ‘Jackie’.
The songs are:
Buffalo (also called The Magical Song of Triumph)
You Go On Ahead
The band have said they were going to record in Chicago once the tour was over. Here are some reviews of the shows as well as an old audio interview I found from their Chicago show in 2006:
Audio Interview from Schubas, Chicago 2006
Review of Mercury Lounge show 9/17/08- New York City
Review of 1st Unitarian Church show 9/18/08-Philadelphia
Review of Granada Theater show 9/30/08- Dallas
Review of Empty Bottle show 10/4/2008-Chicago
Review of Lee’s Place show 10/13/08- Toronto
photo by: dlouhan
In Handsome Furs news, they duo have been on tour for the last month or so in Europe. You can read some reviews below and watch a video clipe from their show in Zagreb. Also you can watch a few In-studio performances of brand new songs they have been working on for their next record, Face Control.
CBC Studio Q Live Performance and Interview
Live on Radio K- Minnesota
Pictures from their show in Krotoszyn, Poland 10/8/08
Review and great Pictures from their show in Prague 10/10/08
Review and video of show in Zagreb 10/11/08
As for Wolf Parade, they start the next leg of their US tour on November 1st in Buffalo.
Thanks to everyone on the forum for posting reviews and links while I was away.
Next week Sunset Rubdown start their second round of touring the states in support of Random Spirit Lover. Some of you participated in David Horvitz’s polaroid project a few months ago when the band played in Brooklyn, NY. Well David is at it again, this time asking for people to bring him disposable cameras when the band play 2 shows in New York City next week . Go here for more info. Sunset Rubdown kick off their tour on Monday at the Middle East in Boston.
Handsome Furs love Eastern Europe! They have added another date to their upcoming European tour:
10-06 Warsaw, Poland – JadÅ‚odajnia Filozoficzna
There has been a change in venue for the Wolf Parade London show in December. The show has been moved to the Electric Ballroom. Tickets appear to be on sale now at Stargreen.com. Thanks to the folks on the forum for posting this.
photo cred: me
Handsome Furs have announced on their myspace blog that they will return to Europe this year for a short tour. Here are the dates:
09-26 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
09-29 Bergen, Norway – Garage
10-01 Turku, Finland – Dynamo
10-02 Helsinki, Finalnd – Kuudes Linja
10-03 Talinn, Estonia – Hea Uus Heli Festival (Hea Uus Heli = Brave new Sound)
10-04 Riga, Lithuania – Club Depo
10-07 Poznan, Poland – Kisielice
10-08 Krotoszyn, Poland – Rozhultynana
10-09 – Berlin, Germany – Schokoladen
10-10 Prague , Czech Republic – 007
10-11 Zagreb, Croatia – Student Center at University of Zagreb-Teatar
10-12 Belgrade, Serbia – student cultural center
10-13 Vienna, Austria – B72
10-14 Stuttgart, Germany – Schocken
10-15 Stockholm, Sweden – Landet
10-16 Oslo, Norway – Revolver
10-17 Ã…rhus, Denmark – MusikcafÃ©en
10-18 ReykjavÃk, Iceland – Iceland Airwaves Festival
Handsome Furs will be performing at this years Fringe Pop festival in Montreal. The duo will be playing the first day, June 19th at 8pm. The festival is totally free and outdoors at Parc Des Ameriques. For more info go to: www.popmontreal.com