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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 their pre-Sub Pop self-titled EPs. Over a decade later, Wolf Parade entered the studio with producer John Goodmanson, and in October 2017 released their fourth album, Cry Cry Cry. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Wolf Parade

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

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