photo by: Aaron Miller
10 days into their North American tour and Wolf Parade are already playing brand new songs. According to a few people who were at the Filmore in San Fransico the other night, the band busted out a brand new song mid set. The song came right at the end of At Mount Zoomer track ‘Bang Your Drum’, so it could just be an extended ending. You can see a clip of it here. Thanks to story for uploading it.
There is a great photo spread/article on the band in the latest issue of the magazine Death and Taxes. The pictures were taken by Susan Moss. You can see those used in the article, as well as outakes on her flickr page. To read the article go here.
Today Wolf Parade are playing Subpop’s 20th anniversary festival. Tomorrow Listening Party are playing at Neumo’s in Seattle with a super secret special guest. On Neumo’s website the secret guest hint is “what animal is menacing to little red riding hood, and hails from Canada”. I wonder what band that could be? For more info go here. Thanks to rleuz for posting this.
Wolf Parade are set to play the first show in support of At Mount Zoomer tomorrow night in Pontiac, Michigan. There have been two more dates added to the end of the tour. Thanks to Tam for posting them:
08-04 Capitol Music Hall, Ottawa Canada
08-06 Lâ€™Espace 400e, Quebec City Canada-this show is free!
Fans are reporting that some shows are already sold out on this tour. If you have extra tickets and want to sell them (for face value only) to other fans you can post them on our forum in the Show section.
There are two different opening bands for the tour. For the mid west and west coast it will be Listening Party, and for the south and east coast it will be Wintersleep. Check the tour dates page for more info.
Here are a few more interviews/reviews for ya:
The Times Colonist- Victoria, BC
Thanks to everyone on the forum for posting these.
album art by: Matt Moroz and Elizabeth Huey
It’s been about a week now since At Mount Zoomer was released, and there are tons of reviews out there as well as interviews. Kelley from our forum posted that Wolf Parade have a 4 page spread in the July 08 issue of Spin Magazine. You can now see all 4 pages and read the entire article at digital.spin.com. Thanks to Username880 for the link.
Dan was recently on Grant Lawrence’s show on CBC Radio 3. You can hear his 90 second interview here.
In other Dan news, Handsome Furs will be performing at a few upcoming festivals. In August they will be at the Rifflandia Music Festival in Victoria, BC along with 60 other bands including Dante Decaro’s Johnny and the Moon. The furs will also be perfoming at the Iceland Airwaves Festival in October with fellow Canadians Miracle Fortress, Final Fantasy, and Crystal Castles.
photo by: jessi
It’s finally here, today is the official release day of At Mount Zoomer. Above is a picture of the pull out poster as well as the back cover of the LP. Those who ordered from Subpop were also sent a stickers and a pin. Wolf Parade start their North American tour in a few weeks. Until then discuss the new record on our forum.
Tueday is getting closer and soon At Mount Zoomer will be out. Insound has started shipping pre orders of the record, with some people saying they will have it by Monday. Until then, check out four new promo shots of the band over at subpop.com including the one above. All photos were taken by Meqo Sam Cecil.
You can now hear all the tracks from At Mount Zoomer on the band’s myspace page.
In Handsome Furs news, they shot a video in their practice space a while ago for VBS.tv, which is run by Vice Magazine. You can see the short but funny video here. Thanks to John from the forum for letting us know about this.
From Wolf Parade’s myspace page:
Yes, we’re Canadian, but, Hadji has dual citizenship and we realize how important this election is to our US fans!
So…with that in mind:
Register to Vote with HeadCount
We will be working with the non-partisan organization HeadCount this year to register voters and encourage every eligible citizen to vote in the upcoming election. If you are interested in volunteering at a registration table at concerts, or want to register to vote online, visit www.HeadCount.org. HeadCount has set a goal of registering 100,000+ voters in 2008, ensuring that people from all walks of life are represented at the polls. We are proud to be among the many artists supporting this important cause.
It’s less than a week now until the release of At Mount Zoomer and the reviews and press for the record are all over the net. So here are just a few that we’ve found with the help of some forum members:
Panpot.ca- An audio interview with Arlen, Dan, Hadji, and Spencer in Montreal.
Pitchfork-A non wolf parade related interview
Seattleweekly.com- great review
Also don’t forget to check in every day to The Meat Tower blog for posts about the new record. Have you pre ordered yet?
We got an email the other day from White Whale Records about an upcoming split 7″ featuring Handsome Furs and Swervedriver front man Adam Franklin. Franklin had been performing the Wolf Parade song ‘Shine a Light’ live as a closer to his solo shows. The press release gives full details about how the two acts got connected:
Long-time Swervedriver fan and White Whale founder, Ryder Havdale. Ryder was friends with Dan Boeckner whoâ€™d written Shine a Light, and, sure enough, a light went onâ€¦. What if Dan would record a Swervedriver track? A quick call was made and, as it turned out, Dan too was a fan of Swervedriver. â€œWhen I was 12, if you told me Adam Franklin would cover one of my songs in the future I would have freaked!â€
The 7″ will be released in early summer. To see photos and stream Adam’s version of Shine a Light go here. You can also purchase it now on itunes
In other Handsome Furs news, you can now buy pre sale tickets to their upcoming August tour at ducatking.com. Also check out a great video interview with the band here.
It appears that the Wolfe Island Music Festival isn’t the only live date Handsome Furs will be doing this summer. They’re also planning a small tour in August:
08-08 Wolfe Island Music Fest- Kingston, ON General Wolfe Hotel
08-13 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert Arms
08-14 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
08-15 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
08-16 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Eagles Club
08-17 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
08-19 Columbus, OH Skully’s Music Diner
08-20 Bowling Green, OH Howard’s Club H
08-21 Pontiac, MI Pike Room
08-22 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
08-23 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
08-30 Victoria, BC Lucky Bar
08-31 TBA Vancouver, BC
In other tour news, Wolf Parade have added a second show in New York City. The second show will be on Augusut 1st also at Terminal 5. Tickets are on pre sale now at ducatking.com and will go on gernal sale on Wednesday June 4th at noon.