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Wolf Parade

The indie rock combo Wolf Parade formed in 2003 in Montreal, where the band's first show saw them opening for Arcade Fire. From there, bandmates Dan Boeckner, Spencer Krug, Hadji Bakara, and Arlen Thompson recorded and self-released a four-song EP, followed by a six-song recording in 2004. They eventually gained the attention of songwriter Isaac Brock, who doubled as the frontman of Modest Mouse and an A&R rep for Sub Pop Records. Brock helped the band secure a deal with Sub Pop while serving as a stylistic touchstone for Wolf Parade's emerging sound, which merged indie rock with post-punk. In July 2005, the quartet issued a self-titled EP on the label by way of introduction; the band's debut full-length, Apologies to the Queen Mary, followed in September. It was one of the fall's most anticipated releases, recorded with Brock's help and released amid a critical flurry for such Canadian bands as Broken Social Scene, the Most Serene Republic, and Stars. After considering the title Kissing the Beehive for their follow-up (ultimately dismissed for fear of copyright infringement due to a Jonathan Carroll book by the same name), Wolf Parade issued their sophomore record, At Mount Zoomer, in June 2008. Emphasizing the distinct songwriting personalities of frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner, the album received warm reviews and just narrowly missed the Top 40. By the end of the following year, Wolf Parade had already begun working on a third record, and Expo 86 appeared in mid-2010. The following year saw the band go on an indefinite hiatus, with Krug devoting more time to his myriad other projects, which include Moonface, Sunset Rubdown, and Swan Lake. In 2016 the band announced that they would be reforming for a series of live dates, and had been working on new music. That same year the band released a deluxe version of their 2005 debut, Apologies to the Queen Mary, which included both of the their pre-Sub Pop, self-titled EPs. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Albums by
Wolf Parade

Top Songs by
Wolf Parade

  1.   Song
  2.   Shine a Light
  3.   I'll Believe in Anything
  4.   This Heart's on Fire
  5.   What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had to Go This Way)
  6.   You're Dreaming
  7.   Language City
  8.   Call It a Ritual
  9.   Yulia
  10.   Modern World
  11.   Fine Young Cannibals
  12.   Little Golden Age
  13.   You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son
  14.   Lousy Pictures
  15.   Valley Boy
  16.   Same Ghost Every Night
  17.   Ghost Pressure
  18.   Weaponized
  19.   Disco Sheets
  20.   The Grey Estates
  21.   Who Are Ya
  22.   It's a Curse
  23.   Artificial Life
  24.   Am I An Alien Here
  25.   Flies On The Sun
  26.   Killing Armies
  27.   Pobody's Nerfect
  28.   Oh You, Old Thing
  29.   Kissing the Beehive
  30.   Dinner Bells
  31.   Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
  32.   Fancy Claps
  33.   Grounds for Divorce
  34.   We Built Another World
  35.   King Of Piss And Paper
  36.   Baby Blue
  37.   Incantation
  38.   The National People's Scare
  39.   Secret Knives
  40.   Wits or a Dagger
  41.   Two Men in New Tuxedos
  42.   In the Direction of the Moon
  43.   Cloud Shadow on the Mountain
  44.   An Animal in Your Care
  45.   Bang Your Drum
  46.   Soldier's Grin
  47.   Palm Road
  48.   California Dreamer
  49.   Snakes on the Ladder
  50.   Lazurus Online
  51.   Cave-O-Sapien

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