Operators head out on East Coast tour, Wolf Parade add more festival dates

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:

04.29 – Fortress Festival – Fort Worth, TX
05.10 – Lawnya Vawnya Festival – St. John’s, NL
05.12 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA
05.12 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
05.28 – Boston Calling – Boston, MA
07.07 – Festival D’ete de Québec – Quebec City, QC
07.21 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA


Recap of last weeks shows in BC!

 

Wolf Parade played 5 shows in Vancouver and Victoria last week to sold out crowds. Here are some video clips of the brand new songs as well as links to photos from the shows:

Photos from Vancouver:
The Snipe
Backstage Rider

Photos from Victoria
From the Garage

Clips from the brand new songs:

In case you wanted to hear ANOTHER new @wolfparade song?

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Video #2 of another brand new song from night 1 in Vancouver. Thanks to @jessefeutz #wolfparade

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Wolf Parade Add More Dates

Obviously we are all anxiously awaiting a full list of tour dates. Until then, here are the current dates including recently added additional shows in Vancouver and Victoria:

02.22, 23 & 24 – Imperial – Vancouver, BC 
02.25 & 26 – Sugar Nightclub – Victoria, BC
03.18 – Pot Of Gold Festival – Phoenix, AZ
04.29-30 – Fortress Festival – Fort Worth, TX
05.12-14 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA
05.26-28 – Boston Calling – Boston, MA

Also check out this recent interview Dan did for Frank + Oak. Dan mentions that Wolf Parade’s LP4 should be out in the fall! 

News Catch Up!

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.

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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!

Tracklist:
01 “Love Like Thieves”
02 “On The Loose”
03 “Rwanda”
04 “Rachel”
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.

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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:

02.23 & 24 – Imperial – Vancouver 
02.25 – Sugar Nightclub – Victoria 

These will be the very first shows for the brand new songs to be heard. Super jealous of anyone going. Hope we get some news of a release date soon.

Wolf Parade will also be playing a bunch of festivals this summer. I’m sure there are more to come, but here’s what’s been announced so far:

03.18 – Pot Of Gold Festival – Phoenix, AZ
05.12-14 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA
05.26-28 – Boston Calling – Boston, MA

Hopefully we’ll have more LP4 news soon and more tour dates!!

More highlights from summer fests and shows

Wolf Parade have been pretty busy this last month. Playing festivals on both coasts and solo shows in Montreal and Seattle. Here are some highlights:

RBC Bluesfest

Wolf Parade playing right now at #rbcbluesfest #Reposting @photogmusic #wolfparade

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Montreal solo show


Pickathon Night 1

Pickathon Night 2

Pickathon Night 2

Seattle Night 1


Wolf Parade Tour Dates 2016

08-26 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
08-27 – Fuck Yeah Fest – Los Angeles, CA
09-02 – Riot Fest – Denver, CO
09-18 – Rifflandia – Victoria, BC
09-23 – Pygmalion Festival – Champaign, IL
09-24 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH 

Summer Festivals

Wolf Parade kicked off their first leg of summer festivals in June and are playing many more to come. Here’s some pictures and video from this week’s fests:

80/35 fest in Des Moines

WE DIDN’T THINK THIS WOULD EVER HAPPEN. @wolfparade @8035musicfest #wolfparade #anything #music #festival #8035

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#wolfparade #sogood #8035 #dsm

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Even having to use other bands equipment, Wolf Parade killed it! ???? #wolfparade #spencerkrug @wolfparade @8035musicfest

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Gridlock Fest in Halifax:

Ol flippy hair Dan over here #wolfparade #gridlockfest

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Wolf Parade @gridlockfest #wolfparade #gridlockfest #xpro2 #fuji35mmf2 #haligonia #halifaxnoise

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Wolf Parade Tour Dates – 2016
07-14 – Pemberton Music Festival – Pemberton, BC
07-16 – Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON

07-22 – Way Home Festival – Oro-Medonte, Ontario
07-29 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
07-29 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
08-05&06 – Pickathon Festival – Happy Valley, OR
08-07 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
08-08 – Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA
08-26 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
08-27 – Fuck Yeah Fest – Los Angeles, CA
09-02 – Riot Fest – Denver, CO
09-18 – Rifflandia – Victoria, BC
09-23 – Pygmalion Festival – Champaign, IL
09-24 – Midpoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH 

A few months of news..

Let’s catch up on the last 2 months shall we?

The biggest news being Wolf Parade began to play live again. Starting with a warm up run on Vancouver Island under the name ‘Del Scorcho’ and then continuing with sold out residency runs in New York City and Toronto.

Oh and somewhere in there they performed on Late Nite with Stephen Colbert and on CBC Radio Q

Then the festival dates began with Northside Festival in Brooklyn, and then the band headed to London for their 2 sold out shows at The Scala.

London was followed by a solo show in Helsinki and 3 festival appearances:  Best Kept Secret Festival, Northside Fest – DK, and Body and Soul Festival. Here’s a stream of their set from Best Kept Secret Festival:

Wolf Parade’s next shows are in July. You can see the full list of dates on the tour page. They’ve added a few additional dates in September with no word of a more proper tour just yet. In fact, it looks like Wolf Parade will likely take a break after those September dates until 2017.

Some interviews with Dan or Spencer from the last few months:
The Skinny
Noisey
CBC Radio 3 Podcast
Pop Matters
Food Republic

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Speaking of Moonface, June 3rd was the release date for ‘My Best Human Face’ the second release with Finnish band Siinai. Congrats to Spencer and Siinai on another amazing record. You can purchase the new record as well as read a long journal post from Spencer about the record here. You can watch the video for ‘Risto’s Riff’ here.

Moonface and Siinai are performing a small set of dates starting tomorrow in Berlin. Check the tour page for full list of dates.

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Operators have been long listed for this year’s Polaris Music Prize! Congrats to them!! The short list will be announced on July 14th!

Check out this full video stream from their performance for KEXP from this past April:

They’ve also added some festival dates this summer and fall including Camp Wavelength in Ontario on August 19th and Rifflandia on Vancouver Island on September 17th.

 

EP 4 IS GO!!!!

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It’s here!! EP 4 is now available for digital download from the Wolf Parade online store.  Come discuss in our Facebook group.

The amazing artwork was created by Luke Ramsay.

Tomorrow is the first of the 5 night residency at Bowery Ballroom in NYC! Some tickets were released on Ticketmaster today. I’ve also been tweeting for friends and fans who have tickets to sell. If you still need a ticket there is also sometimes a chance that Bowery will release tickets at the door.

I’ll be at all 5 shows in NYC and I promise a full report at the end of the week! In the meantime follow me on twitter and instagram.

 

 

The ATTQM Reissue is here and so is EP4!!

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Wolf Parade have announced the release of ‘EP 4’, their first new music in over 5 years! Release date is Tuesday May 17th and you can purchase it digitally or in physical form. This is also the first day of their sold out residency shows in New York City at Bowery Ballroom.

Tracklist
01) Automatic
02) Mr. Startup
03) C’est La Vie Way
04) Floating World

The reissue of ‘Apologies To The Queen Mary’ was finally released this week. Those that purchased the ‘Loser Edition’ received the 3 LP’s in 3 different colors. The first 2 LP’s being the record and the 3rd is a compilation of all 3 EP’s. Included on that 3rd LP is the never released before band version of ‘Snakes on a Ladder’ which was recorded during the same sessions as ATTQM. Dan Boeckner later recorded a solo version of the song on acoustic guitar for Handsome Fur’s first record ‘Plague Park’.

Wolf Parade have also added more festival dates, you can see their full list of tour dates:  here.

 

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Apologies for the delay in updates! Here is a ton of news:

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Many of you already know Wolf Parade are reissuing ‘Apologies to the Queen Mary’ in deluxe 3xLP format.
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You can pre-order 3 different versions – the $45 bundle comes with this amazing 11’x 11′ silskreend print by Luke Ramsey and a t-shirt.

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Vinyl Details
Re-mastered deluxe edition pressed on 3×12″ colored OR black edition vinyl. Discs 1 and 2 contain re-mastered tracks from Apologies to the Queen Mary. Disc 3 contains re-mastered tracks from the 2003-2005 Wolf Parade EPs.

Ships on or around release date, May 13, 2016.

Apologies to the Queen Mary LP Tracklist
A1) You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son
A2) Modern World
A3) Grounds For Divorce
A4) We Built Another World
B1) Fancy Claps
B2) Same Ghost Every Night
B3) Shine A Light
B4) Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts
C1) I’ll Believe In Anything
C2) It’s A Cure
D1) Dinner Bells
D2) This Heart’s On Fire

Early EPs Tracklist
A1) Disco Sheets
A2) Lousy Pictures
A3) Modern World
A4) Wits or a Dagger
A5) Secret Knives
A6) Dinner Bells
B1) Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
B2) We Built Another World
B3) Grounds for Divorce
B4) It’s a Curse
B5) The National People’s Scare
B6) Killing Armies
B7) Snakes on a Ladder (previously unreleased!)

Wolf Parade have also added a bunch of summer festivals as well as headlining shows in Montreal and 2 in Seattle:

05-17 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-18 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-19 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-20 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-21 – Bowery Ballroom – NYC
05-24 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-25 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-26 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-27 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
05-28 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto
06-09 – Northside Festival – Brooklyn, NY
06-14 – Scala – London
06-15 – Scala – London
06-16 – Tavastia Klub – Helsinki, FI
June 17-19 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, NL
June 17-19 – Northside Festival – Aarhus, Denmark
June 17-19 – Body & Soul Festival – Westmeath, Ireland
July 7-17 – Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON
July 7-10 – Gridlock Festival – Halifax, NS
July 22-24 – Way Home Festival – Oro-Medonte, Ontario
07-29 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
July 29-31 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC
08-05&06 – Pickathon Festival – Happy Valley, OR

Operators
The Blue Wave tour has begun! Operators played their first show of their spring tour in Chicago last night. Blue Wave will be out officially in just 4 days! I don’t think we’ve posted the tracklist yet:

01) Rome
02) Control
03) Cold Light
04) Mission Creep
05) Blue Wave
06) Shape Of Things
07) Bring Me The Head
08) Nobody
09) Evil
10) Space Needle

Can’t wait until everyone hears this amazing record. Here are some interviews and reviews so far as well as their upcoming tour dates:

Interviews
Ottawa Showbox
Live Nation TV
Knobs Podcast
Noisey

Reviews
Consequence of Sound

03-28 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
03-29 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – 7th St Entry
03-30 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
04-01 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
04-03 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
04-04 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
04-05 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
04-06 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
04-08 – San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF
04-09 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater – Bar Stage
04-10 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04-11 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
04-13 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder
04-14 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
04-15 – Houston, TX – The Raven Tower
04-16 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
04-17 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
04-19 – Washington, DC – DC9
04-21 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
04-22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle
04-23 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs