Friday, June 13, 2008

Wolf Parade

Wolf Parade is an indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, now based in Montreal, Quebec. They formed on the fly when Spencer Krug was offered a gig supporting Arcade Fire’s Us Kids Know tour. With only a 3-week deadline to form a band and record enough songs to support a tour, Krug contacted a fellow Canadian guitarist Dan Boeckner (formerly of British Columbia band Atlas Strategic) and began writing songs in Krug's apartment. Initially using a drum machine for their rhythm section played through computer speakers, Krug later invited Arlen Thompson to the lineup as the drummer; however, the newly formed trio rehearsed as a full band only the day before their first show. During the tour, Wolf Parade recorded and released their self-titled debut EP (referred to as the 4 Song EP) in 2003.

Their latest endeavour was finally titled At Mount Zoomer, after other titles were rejected for various reasons. It will be released in Canada next Tuesday. This track is from their first Sub Pop Records release, Apologies to the Queen Mary. I like.

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