Wolf Parade Discuss Their Glam New “Rocky Horror” EP

Shawn McDonald

Wolf Parade Discuss Their Glam New “Rocky Horror” EP

Shawn McDonald

Wolf Parade returned after a 6 year break at the top of 2016 with the announcement that they’d be playing residencies in New York, Toronto, and London. The first of those (NYC) is coming up in about a month’s time, and recently they talked to Exclaim! about what the band’s been up to in the new material department.

“The stuff we’ve been coming up with is pretty different than the stuff we left off on,” Dan Boeckner told Exclaim. “I think the songs on Expo 86 were as close as we ever got to prog rock — very complex arrangements. I see those songs as sort of big slabs of interlocking riffs, y’know? And this new stuff is comparatively really short, more like Apologies-length stuff. And I’m really happy with it, it’s pretty energetic. All the songs are really fast.”

The band is planning on kicking off their return with an EP that’s inspired by “a heavy glam vibe.” Spencer Krug expanded on the sound of the EP, which Boeckner describes as a mix of “early Queen and The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack”:

Its working title is Rocky Horror, which was not what we set out to do, but that usually happens with us. It’s like we have an idea, and then by the time everything gets flushed out and finished, it ends up in a very different place than we intended. And sometimes that place is comically far away from what you intended. Or ends up sounding just like the Rocky Horror Picture Show. That’s what came out, and you just sorta run with it.

No word on when it’ll come out. Their NYC residency begins 5/17. The Apologies To The Queen Mary reissue comes out on 5/13.

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