12 Days of Apologies

Tuesday September 01st 2015, 2:59 pm
Filed under: ATTQM10,News,Wolf Parade


As many of you know Sunday September 27th is the 10 year anniversary of the release of Apologies To The Queen Mary.

To celebrate, I’ll be posting here for 12 days leading up to the anniversary. Each day will be about each track on the record.

Starting Tuesday September 15th I’ll be posting fan art, covers, photos, writing, and videos. Basically anything that is inspired by the track of the day. It can even just be why you love that song, what your own personal attachment is to that song, or memories that you have of that song or seeing the band live.

Submissions should be sent in by Sunday September 13th. Everyone’s submissions will be posted here, and I’ll be tweeting and instagramming them as well with all artists tagged and linked.

So here is the breakdown by day:

9-15 – You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son
9-16 – Modern World
9-17 – Grounds For Divorce
9-18 – We Built Another World
9-19 – Fancy Claps
9-20 – Same Ghost Every Night
9-21 – Shine A Light
9-22 – Dear Sons And Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
9-23 – I’ll Believe In Anything
9-24 – It’s A Curse
9-25 – Dinner Bells
9-26 – This Heart’s On Fire

Let’s celebrate this incredible record! #ATTQM10

All submissions and questions can be sent to WolfParadeFans@gmail.com

Floating World

Monday August 24th 2015, 11:57 am
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,Handsome Furs,News


For those of you that don’t know, Dan wrote an original song called Floating World for the movie Adult World. The movie was directed by Scott Coffey who also directed the Handsome Furs video for ‘What About Us’ as well as Wolf Parade’s ‘Yulia’. The movie is soundtracked by many Handsome Furs songs and is currently available on Showtime in the US and to download from iTunes and Amazon Instant Video

Many people have emailed me asking for where to find the soundtrack. Sadly it was not released officially. Thankfully someone ripped ‘Floating World’ from the movie:

Operators to play a free show in Toronto

Monday August 24th 2015, 11:37 am
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators


Hey Toronto, looks like you guys are getting all the love from Operators this summer! They’ll be playing a free show at Adelaide Hall on Friday August 28th. Doors are at 9pm and it’s a 19+ gig.

Moonface and Operators – Upcoming Shows

Monday August 10th 2015, 10:48 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,Moonface,News,Operators,Spencer Krug

This past weekend both Moonface and Operators performed at the Wolfe Island Festival in Ontario. Here are a few photos courtesy of Stellar_petra:



Upcoming Operators dates:
08-14 – Elora, ON – Riverfest
08-28 – Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall (Free Show!)
09-08 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre w/ Modest Mouse
09-24 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater w/ Future Islands
09-25 – Oakland, CA -Fox Theater w/ Future Islands

Upcoming Moonface dates:
08-26 – Montreal QC – Theatre Fairmount
08-27 – Ottawa, ON – Pressed
08-28 – Quebec QC – Le Cercle
08-29 – Portsmouth NH – 3S Artspace
08-30 – Winooski, VT – The Monkey House

Moonface and Frog Eyes to play benefit show

Friday July 10th 2015, 10:54 pm
Filed under: Frog Eyes,Moonface,News,Spencer Krug


Spencer just posted on his Moonface Facebook page that he’ll be performing a benefit show in Vancouver on Friday July 17th along with Frog Eyes. All profits will be going to a friend who is in need.

The lineup: THE ANNUNAKI (improv noise) MOONFACE (me solo on keyboards, some brand new songs, some old stubborn songs) and FROG EYES (rock ‘n’ roll?) Acts will play in that order, if all goes to plan.

The venue: The China Cloud, Vancouver
The time: Friday July 17, doors at 8pm, music to start around 9pm

Frog Eyes just shared the video for ‘Joe with the Jam’, the lead track off their new record Pickpocket’s Locket out August 28th on Paper Bag Records. Get it on limited edition blue & white vinyl (w/ bonus demo cassette!) or CD!

Great Wolf Parade cover

Monday July 06th 2015, 7:05 pm
Filed under: News,Wolf Parade

Just found this amazing cover that Dan Mangan did with Astral Swans of ‘You Are A Runner And I am My Father’s Son’.

The track is courtesy of Yellow Bird Project‘s (YBP) first full length release, Good People Rock. The album is “a celebration of collaboration and creativity, with friends covering friends and strangers covering strangers,” according to Madic Record’s website, who released the compilation on April 14.

Yellow Bird Project initially started out by having indie rock artists and bands design t-shirts (including Wolf Parade) to be sold online, with the proceeds going to the charity of the band’s choice.T-shirts turned to sweaters, books, other accessories, and now its first official musical release with Good People Rock, available on vinyl and digital download here. You can purchase the Wolf Parade t-shirt here.

1. Andrew Bird – Fake Headlines (New Pornographers)
2. Hayden – Family Tree (TV on the Radio)
3. Elvis Perkins ft. Alec Ounsworth – Mexican Ritual (Alec Ounsworth)
4. Whispertown – Give A Little Love (Rilo Kiley)
5. Micah P. Hinson – Not One Bit Ashamed (King Creosote)
6. King Creosote – Take It In (Hot Chip)
7. Alec Ounsworth – How’s Forever Been Baby (Elvis Perkins)
8. Keaton Henson – Take Care (Beach House)
9. Dry the River – Satellite Mind (Metric)
10. T E Morris – Much More Then That (Sharon Van Etten)
11. Astral Swans feat. Dan Mangan – You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son (Wolf Parade)

Bonus track: The Tallest Man On Earth – A Field of Birds (YBP Theme Song)

Operators add Toronto show to summer schedule

Wednesday June 17th 2015, 2:35 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,News,Operators


Operators are adding a one off show in Toronto to their summer tour schedule!

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Toronto ft. Operators and showcasing Most People, and Wish

Curated by Wavelength

$3 w/ RSVP $10 without



19+ doors at 8pm

Join the Conversation:

@RBSoundSelect #SoundSelect #BreakMusic

Spencer Krug adds summer dates, shares a poem

Monday June 15th 2015, 1:56 pm
Filed under: Moonface,News,Spencer Krug


Looks like Spencer will be doing a few additional shows this summer! He posted to his facebook page yesterday the additional dates as well as this short poem (that he says is unrelated and was written in 2009):

Standing on a pile of diamonds you’re finally able to see over that totem pole blocking your view of the woods. You see then that all the trees have decided totem pole is the new look and are busy peeling off bark to carve crude face shapes into each others’ sweet green flesh. You make out the bad faces: Face of T-Rex, Face of Racehorse, Face of the A&W Bear, and realize these trees don’t know the right animals. Even the old thick redwoods are gouging wide-eyed into their brothers with long awkward branches; knot-knuckled pine-arms and fur-fingers working Face of Chewbacca into the grain.

Each tree has a true face – just below the lowest bough – which is like a cat face, only less alert. Less aware. You want to shout: No! You look fantastic au naturel! But your mouth is full of the diamonds you’ve been scooping in there while you watch.

New tour dates:

08-27 – Ottawa ON – Pressed
08-30 – Winooski VT – The Monkey House

Spencer Krug shares some news

Saturday May 16th 2015, 1:45 pm
Filed under: Moonface,News,Spencer Krug


It’s been some time since Spencer Krug has let his fans know what he’s up to. After starting a Tumblr and Facebook page last year, things went quiet in the Moonface world. Now many months later Spencer has finally posted again giving his dedicated fans so much news. As I posted yesterday, Spencer will be playing some one off shows and festivals this summer. What he reveals in his recent Facebook post is that these shows will also be testing ground for his brand new material which he hasn’t recorded yet!

And that is just one bit of exciting news, the rest of the post is full of information on what Spencer has been up to musically including:

– He’s has been arranging violin parts for the upcoming Frog Eyes record (due out later this year!)

– Siinai and Moonface will probably have a new release out at some point as Spencer has recorded vocals on tracks he had previously recorded with them before he left Helsinki

– This may lead to Siinai/Moonface going back out on tour together

– Spencer has posted a song from the ‘Julia..’ sessions that was never mastered for us to hear

You can read the entire posting on the Moonface Facebook page. Here’s the unreleased track ‘Still a Criminal’:

Operators and Moonface add more shows this summer

Thursday May 14th 2015, 6:15 pm
Filed under: Dan Boeckner,Moonface,News,Operators,Spencer Krug

Looks like this summer is going to be pretty great if you’re a eastern Canadian fan of Operators or Moonface. Both have added a few festivals and one off shows in the area.

It was announced last week that both Operators and Moonface would be performing at this years Wolfe Island Music Festival. The festival, which takes place on Wolfe Island (near Kingston, Ontario), has also been host to both Wolf Parade and Handsome Furs. This will be the first time that Dan and Spencer’s bands will be performing at the same festival. Could an amazing duet be possible? Doubtful, but it’s fun to dream!

Operators upcoming shows
07-13 – Montreal, QC – Festival d’Ete International
07-14 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
08-08 – Kingston, ON – Wolfe Island Musicfest
08-14 – Elora, ON – Riverfest

Moonface upcoming shows
07-24 – Guelph ON – Hillside Festival
07-25 – Guelph ON – Hillside Festival
07-26 – Guelph ON – Hillside Festival
08-08 – Kingston ON – Wolfe Island Musicfest
08-26 – Montreal QC – Theatre Fairmount
08-28 – Quebec QC – Le Cercle
08-29 – Portsmouth NH – 3S Artspace


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