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Watch Arcade Fire Cover Wolf Parade’s “I’ll Believe in Anything” At Montreal Tour Closer

Arcade Fire played the last show of their 74-date Reflektor tour in their hometown of Montreal. Throughout the tour, the band played over thirty different covers and performed them with people like David Byrne, Marky Ramone, Mavis Staples, and Ian McCulloch. The band’s final cover was of Wolf Parade’s “I’ll Believe In Anything” from their… More »

By: James Rettig / August 31, 2014 - 10:40 am

Operators – “True”

Operators is the new wave project featuring Divine Fits members Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks, etc.) plus Devojka. We brought you a report from one of the group’s first gigs and video of them teaming with Japandroids to bash out Wolf Parade’s “This Heart’s On Fire.” Now come… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 12, 2014 - 11:28 am

Watch Operators & Japandroids Play Wolf Parade’s “This Heart’s On Fire” At Canadian Music Week

Back in December we reported from one of the earliest shows by Operators, a new project matching Divine Fits bandmates Dan Boeckner and Sam Brown with keyboardist Devojka. The band is gearing up for more activity, including an album release on a label to be named and, apparently, a special appearance at Canadian Music Week. More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Britt Daniel, Dan Boeckner & Sam Brown Are Divine Fits

Four days ago, Handsome Furs announced their breakup. But Dan Boeckner, the Wolf Parade co-leader who made up half of that duo, didn’t take too long to get a new project going. Boeckner is now one of the three members of a new L.A.-based indie supergroup called Divine Fits. The debonair Spoon frontman Britt Daniel… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2012 - 11:31 am

Moonface – “Teary Eyes And Bloody Lips” Video & Album Stream

Moonface is the solo alias of the endlessly prolific Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Swan Lake man Spencer Krug. And someone will probably think this is sacrilege, but “Teary Eyes And Bloody Lips,” the icily synth-throbbing first single from Moonface’s new album With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery (recorded with Finnish krautrockers Siinai) is easily my favorite thing that Krug… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Moonface – “Headed For The Door”

Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Swan Lake dude Spencer Krug, working under his Moonface alias, is getting set to drop new album With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery, on which he’s backed by Finnish krautrockers Siinai. We’ve already posted the excellent dark-synthpop dirge “Teary Eyes And Bloody Lips.” And below, you can download the expansive eight-minute album track “Headed For… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Watch Clips From Wolf Parade’s Last Concert

As you might remember, Wolf Parade announced their semi-permanent hiatus back in November. They played Sasquatch! over the weekend and wrapped up their time together with a one-off show in Vancouver Tuesday night. Thanks to Youtuber AwesomeSoundVS we’ve got videos from that final, two-hour-plus performance at the Commodore Ballroom below along with the set list,… More »

By: jessica / June 2, 2011 - 5:39 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2010

They don’t call it the dead of winter for nothing. (Ooof.) Sorry, but there’s no easy segue from our holiday cheer into a post about the bummers of this year. Autumn is harvest, when we pick the new crop. And now we look back on those that bands calling this year their last, that withered… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 24, 2010 - 10:30 am

Wolf Parade – “Semi-Precious Stone”

At the end of September Wolf Parade released a video for EXPO 86’s “Yulia.” Now that they’re heading out on tour for a month, they’ve one-upped the offering with a new two-song single: On Side A you’ll find the Spencer Krug led “Semi-Precious Stone,” Dan Boeckner’s “Agents Of Love” on Side B. Krug’s six-minute oration:… More »

By: brandon / November 5, 2010 - 3:48 pm

Wolf Parade – “Yulia” Video

Wolf Parade’s Scott Coffey-directed video for EXPO 86 rocker “Yulia” features an astronaut love story that feels like a nod to Sub Pop labelmates of the past, the Postal Service. (Coffey’s the guy who did the zombie love story for Handsome Furs’ “I’m Confused.”) Watch the clip at The band’s touring the States (and… More »

By: brandon / September 30, 2010 - 9:26 am

End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year’s lineup continued the festival’s peripheral deviation from its folk, Americana, and alt-country roots, featuring Yo La Tengo, Black Mountain, Caribou, Iron & Wine, the Antlers, Wilco, Modest Mouse, Wolf Parade, The New Pornographers, Cymbals Eat… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 13, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Saturday Recap

A lot of times I compare live performances to how that band sounds on their album. At Pitchfork Festival, Saturday was really about how artists worked with the big crowd and the daytime heat (the latter was big factor yesterday as well). Delorean, for example, sounded great, but their early set could only get a… More »

By: jessica / July 18, 2010 - 3:08 pm

Wolf Parade – EXPO 86 Premature Evaluation

Members of Wolf Parade have done a bit of explaining about the band’s third album EXPO 86. We were told the main criteria Spencer Krug had for the songs was “whether or not [he] would dance to them.” He continued: “You know in Archie comics when there’s a school dance and you see little cartoo… More »

By: Stereogum / May 17, 2010 - 4:39 pm

Wolf Parade – “Ghost Pressure” & “What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had To Go This Way)”

Wolf Parade will forever be divided into Camp Dan and Camp Spencer. Everyone seems to be getting along — its amicable, more an aesthetic/songwriting thing than a battle. At the start of last month we gave you details about the band’s forthcoming third album Expo 86, the details culled mostly from a Dan Boeckner interview. More »

By: brandon / May 3, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Wolf Parade – “Fast Ballad” (Live In Toronto) Video

Wolf Parade’s third full-length Expo 86 is due this summer on Sub Pop, which means it’s time for fan-videos of new material played at live shows. The first to surface is the Spencer Krug-fronted “Fast Ballad,” probably a working title that stuck around too long. “Mid Tempo New Wave Disco Ballad” could have been a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 9, 2010 - 1:36 pm

Wolf Parade Expo 86 Details

Wolf Parade feels like a supergroup because it’s easy to forget it was this project that initially shined an extra light on Sunset Rubdown, Handsome Furs, Swan Lake, etc. (I mean, for people with short memories.) At some point the guys paused from stringing for CNN to get going on the third official Wolf Parade… More »

By: brandon / April 2, 2010 - 5:13 pm

Handsome Furs Do “Evangeline” And “Legal Tender” Live In Minneapolis

There isn’t a couple in indie rock that exudes more sexual energy than Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry. (Sorry, Death Cab For Zooey.) With their second LP Face Control, the pair put their chemistry front and center for a set of racy promo pics and videos, but if you’ve ever been in a club with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 31, 2009 - 11:19 am

New Handsome Furs Video – “I’m Confused”

Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry had a lot of fun with their half-naked Face Control promo pics. The duo bring a similar energy to the video for one of the album’s standouts “I’m Confused.” The clip, directed rather excellently by Scott Coffey, starts out like a standard house party performance, but then folks start spitting… More »

By: brandon / March 11, 2009 - 9:42 am

New Swan Lake – “Spider”

Swan Lake’s second album Enemy Mine is a dense, satisfying listen. If you’ve heard no more than the previously ‘Gum Dropped Carey Mercer-penned opener “Spanish Gold, 2044,” you’ve already heard no less than the album’s best single song. The “supergroup” trio, of course, also includes Dan Bejar and recently Progress Reported Spencer Krug, and each… More »

By: brandon / February 23, 2009 - 10:32 am

Progress Report: Spencer Krug

NAME: Spencer Krug (Swan Lake, Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade)
PROGRESS REPORT: Releasing Enemy Mine with Swan Lake on March 24; editing untitled Sunset Rubdown LP for release this summer; recording a marimba-based EP for release in summer/fall; writing songs with Wolf Parade.

A full Spencer Krug Progress Report should be 1500 words; he’s got… More »

By: Jessica / January 23, 2009 - 3:36 pm
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