Wolf Parade For Iceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves

Another festival announcement for the band.

International acts now confirmed
Kaiser Chiefs (UK), Wolf Parade (CAN), Brazilian Girls (US), Jenny Wilson (SE) and Love is All (SE).

Local acts now confirmed
Apparat Organ Quartet, Benni Hemm Hemm, Dr. Spock, Ghostigital, Hermigervill, Hjálmar, Jakobinarina, Kalli from Without Gravity, Leaves, Mammút, Mr. Silla, Mugison, Reykjavík! and Sign

Ticket sale
Icelandair has started selling tickets to Iceland Airwaves 2006 through their package deals which include flights, accommodation and Airwaves festival pass.

http://www.icelandairwaves.com/

First Handsome Furs listen

Midnight Poutine have posted a Handsome Furs track.

We’re proud to offer you a rough MP3 of a new track by Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade.

Download the track at MP. Or if it ever goes down there or something, you can find it here.

And Dan will be showing off a few tracks in acoustic form at The Green Room on St-Laurent in Montreal on (Tuesday) March 28th.

Handsome Furs – Tour Dates

Handsome Furs Dan Boeckner

Handsome Furs is a side-project by Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner. He’s doing a tiny Scandinavian tour in May, according to Sub Pop. Dates are as follows:

May 9th – Oslo, Norway (Garage)
May 10th – Lund, Sweden (Mejeriet)
May 11th – Gothenborg, Sweden (Wish)
May 12th – Stockholm, Sweden (Debaser)
May 13th – Helsinki, Finland (Club Gang)

Also, Spencer Krug’s side-project Sunset Rubdown will be opening for Krug’s other band; Frog Eyes in May.

Sunset Rubdown Spencer Krug
© Nathalie Chomi-san

May 2006

26th – Hanover, NH – Fuel Rocket Club, Dartmouth University
25th – Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s
24th – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
23rd – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
20th – Montreal, Quebec – El Salon
18th – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
17th – Northfield, MN – The Cave, Carleton College
14th – Mount Vernon, IA – The Orange Carpet in the Commons Building, Cornell College
13th – Fargo, ND – VFW
12th – Winnipeg, MB – Collective Cabaret
10th – Edmonton, AB – Satrlite Room
9th – Calgary, AB – Broken City
7th – Vancouver, BC – Richards
6th – Victoria, BC – Logan’s
4th – Seattle, WA – Crocdile
3rd – Portland, OR – Holocene
2nd – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
1st – Los Angeles, CA – Echo

Not a great deal of tickets can be found online, so we recommend heading to the venues themselves or to a local record store.

Sunset Rubdown’s second album, Shut Up I Am Dreaming, will be available through Absolutely Kosher from May 2nd 2006. The debut album and EP are still available from Global Symphonic.

Rare Wolf Parade goodies

Wolf Parade EP

You might want to email them to make sure they have some left before you go ahead and wield your cash about.

From Subpop:

We totally found some rare Wolf Parade CDs–you know, the ones we gave away with the pre-order of Apologies to the Queen Mary–and we want to give them to anyone who orders anything Wolf Parade PLUS something else. That’s right: Order two (2) things, one must be Wolf Parade related and we’ll send you one of those cool cardbord jobbies that everyone is so wild about. Now’s the time to get that t-shirt you’ve been coveting…