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The first few drumbeats tell you a lot about what you’re getting into — jarringly violent and off-kilter, they jolt you to attention and whip your body into a halting, unnatural rhythm. Soon the keyboards and guitars are hitting just as hard, feral pounding and scraping somehow reined into coordinated musical muscle. Then we meet… More »

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 cartoon… More »

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 »

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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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
jessica | July 18, 2010 - 3:08 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
brandon | February 23, 2009 - 10:32 am
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