So I discovered this amazing cover of Wolf Parade’s ‘Yulia’ today and needed to share it with all of you right away! As posted on AUX.TV, the cover is by Canadian artist Dan Griffin and you can download/stream it below.
In other news, the Jagjaguwar promotions department kicked things into overdrive last week. A few weeks ago many of you received the lovely letter from Spencer to Sarah as part of promotion for Moonface’s latest, Heartbreaking Bravery. Well this week we were all surprised to find in our mail boxes a letter from Sarah to Spencer:
A few years ago, there was talk about Adam Franklin of Swervedriver releasing a 7″ of his incredible cover of ‘Shine a Light’. Well the time has finally come! You can get one of the 250 limited edition 7″ now over at White Wale Records.
01 :: “Disco Sheets” – Wolf Parade
02 :: “They Took A Vote And Said No” – Sunset Rubdown
03 :: “Apollo and the Buffalo and Anna Anna Anna Oh!”-
04 :: “Stadiums And Shrines II” – Sunset Rubdown
05 :: “California Dreamer” – Wolf Parade
06 :: “You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son” – Wolf Parade
07 :: “Idiot Heart” – Sunset Rubdown
08 :: “Snakes Got A Leg III” – Sunset Rubdown
09 :: “Bang Your Drum” – Wolf Parade
10 :: “Reture To The Violence Of The Ocean Floor” – Moonface
11 :: “Call It A Ritual” – Wolf Parade
12 :: “The Taming of the Hands that Came Back to Life” –
13 :: “I’ll Believe In Anything” – Wolf Parade
14 :: “Nightingale / December Song” – Sunset Rubdown
15 :: “Shut Up I Am Dreaming Of Places Where Lovers Have Wings” –
Check out Plants and Animals performing Wolf Parade’s “I’ll Believe in Anything,” during their ‘Live from Breakglass’ session at Breakglass Studios in Montreal during the Pop Montreal Festival, September 24, 2011. This cover is the B-Side on the band’s single release of “Lightshow,” out now on iTunes and will be available as a 7″ in late February.
Recently, as in very very late last night, I stumbled upon a live Wolf Parade recording more than ten months older than the 31 live Wolf Parade recordings I already had. This recording is from a tour in which Wolf Parade opened for Modest Mouse and The Walkmen in a place called the Rostraver Ice Garden south of Pittsburgh. They played ten songs, two of which had never been recorded live (as far as I know), Killing Armies and Same Ghost Every Night. (Same Ghost Every Night was recorded three months later in a CBC Radio Session, but I believe that is different than a true live show.) Special thanks to Ryan Schwartz for recording and sharing the show.
August 10, 2004
The Rostraver Ice Garden,
02. Day In The Life (Atlas Strategic track)
03. We Built Another World
04. Disco Sheets
05. Shine A Light
06. Killing Armies
07. It’s A Curse
08. Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts
09. Same Ghost Every Night
10. Grounds For Divorce
11. This Heart’s On Fire
If you would like to listen to this recording instead of just reading about it, links follow:
V0 MP3s 72.8 mb click here.
FLACs locally hosted here and for a Dimeadozen torrent, here.
Recently Dan Boeckner sat down with Romanian music website ClickZoomBytes for a great interview. Dan discusses his personal feelings about the end of Wolf Parade, how he became a musician, and the themes behind the new Handsome Furs record ‘Sound Kapital’.
We have some Wolf Parade news!! It seems that the movie Norman will feature a brand new version of ‘You Are A Runner and I am My Father’s Son’. The film will be released on October 21st and the soundtrack arrives Oct. 11 on Mom and Pop Music. You can pre-order the soundtrack now at Amazon.com
You can also stream the new version of ‘You are a Runner..’ below or hear all the tracks from the soundtrack over at Andrew Bird’s facebook page.
Wolf Parade performed their last show (for now) in Vancouver on Monday to a room full of family, friends, and die hard fans. Here’s a roundup of some reviews, videos and photos. Also check out the interview Spencer did with The Globe and Mail about the future of Wolf Parade:
What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had to Go This Way)
Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
Oh You, Old Thing
Fine Young Cannibals
Cloud Shadow on the Mountain
Shine A Light
I’ll Believe in Anything
Little Golden Age
Kissing the Beehive
This Heart’s on Fire
You Are A Runner
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door