Wolf Parade have announced their first set of dates in support of LP #4 Cry Cry Cry. Most dates are currently on pre-sale with the code word being ‘parade’ for some cities. For Toronto and Chicago the code is ‘Cry Cry Cry’. Regular on sale is Friday July 28th for most cities unless noted.
LP4 news is finally here! The 4th Wolf Parade record will be called ‘Cry Cry Cry’ with a release date of October 6th via Sub Pop. The record is already available for pre-order through WolfParade.com. Here is the full tracklisting:
Flies on the Sun
Who Are Ya
Am I am Alien Here
King of Piss and Paper
The first single ‘Valley Boy’ had been played in sets since the shows in February and it’s good to finally have an official title for it. Here’s the video:
From the press release: “Valley Boy,” a Bowie-inflected anthem for which Spencer wrote lyrics after Leonard Cohen died the day before the 2016 election (“The radio’s been playing all your songs, talking about the way you slipped away up the stairs, did you know that it was all gonna go wrong?”). “You’re Dreaming,” also influenced by the election and the spinning shock that followed, is driving, urgent power pop that draws from artists like Tom Petty and what Dan calls one of his “default languages” for writing music. The swirly, synth-heavy crescendo of “Artificial Life” takes on the struggle of artists and at-risk communities (“If the flood should ever come, we’ll be last in the lifeboat”).
So far we don’t have any new tour dates to report. With the exception of the likely leaked October 25th date in Michigan, we have no other solo dates to post. But I’m hoping with the album news out it will mean dates will be released soon!
Wolf Parade have added 2 more shows to their list of upcoming events. The first is at the Ponderosa Festival in Rock Creek, BC and the second is a solitary club show at The Crowfoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI. Here’s hoping that this show is part of a longer list of club shows set to promote LP4!
My apologies for the delay of this post! Moonface announced a few weeks ago that Siinai would be coming over to Canada for a short run of shows. Sadly they can’t enter the US due to visa issues. Here’s the list of upcoming western Canada dates, tickets are on sale now:
Operators heads out this week on their East Coast tour! With sold out shows in Toronto and New York, should be an incredible run of shows.
Wolf Parade have added a few more festival appearances to their upcoming touring schedule. Praying we get a full list of tour dates soon! Can’t wait for LP4 news as well!! Here’s a current list of Wolf Parade’s festival schedule:
Happy New Year everyone! My apologies for the delay in updates folks. I’ve been on tour since September and just now have a short break.
Let’s start with Dante Decaro releasing ‘Kill Your Boyfriend’ EP on Last Gang Records. So great to have Dante back making music on his own. For those of you that listened to Johnny and the Moon, this is a step in a new direction for Dante. Really love the added synths and instrumentation. Excited for what comes next!
01 “Love Like Thieves”
02 “On The Loose”
05 “Kill Your Boyfriend”
Operators are set to play Primavera Sound festival! May 31st-June 4th. No word yet on which day/stage they’ll be on. Here’s hoping they’ll be more tour dates!
Wolf Parade have been keeping us up todate on social media with the progress of LP4! If you aren’t doing it already, you should follow them on Instagram.
Here’s a photo from their recent trip to Gabriola Island, BC to record vocals. Prior to this the band was in several other studios including Robert Lang Studios in Seattle and prepping at Tiger Mountain Studio in BC.
There is no set date for release of the record yet, however the band are playing 3 shows in February in BC:
Bunch of news to report. First one being that Spencer has cancelled his Moonface tour for November. He posted a long message on his Facebook page that said :
“At first, they were supposed to be Moonface & Siinai shows, in support of My Best Human Face, but then: Flights! Logistics! Work visas for all those beautiful Finns!
It just wasn’t working…
So then, it was going to be a new idea altogether, a fresh take on some almost as fresh tunes, a sort of… surprise? But then: schedules, bands, boooring stuff…
That wasn’t going to work either.
So now, I’m postponing the whole run until next year. Shucks. Right now I’m thinking March / April, but I’m not positive on the dates yet, so anyone who already bought a ticket will be reimbursed.
And at this point I really don’t know what incarnation of Moonface will be on stage: with Siinai, or as the… surprise? Or something altogether different. I honestly can’t say.
For now, I’ll just say I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t think it was necessary. I hate doing it though. I do.”
So here’s hoping we get more dates next year.
In other news, Dan Boeckner has lent his vocals to a track on the new Preoccupations record. The 11 minute track titled ‘Memory’ features Dan at the 4:27 mark.
Our last bit of news has Operators adding two new dates, Barcelona and Lisbon. Here’s the most current list of dates for Operators upcoming European Tour: