Wolf Parade Tease New EP; Talk First Live Perfromances In Five Years
Wed, 11 May 2016 10:21:23
Wolf Parade is set to release EP 4 May 17th via Wolf Parade Productions. The same day, the band will make their first live appearance in five years. Co-frontmen Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug are both releasing albums with their side projects in 2016. Boeckner's Operators released Blue Wave in April, and Krug's project, Moonface, will release My Best Human Face June 3rd.
Boeckner told Exclaim! about the new record, "The stuff we've been coming up with is pretty different than the stuff we left off on.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."
Krug also revealed that there are still some nerves about their upcoming showcase, "As someone onstage, that's the most dangerous moment of the set. "That's when you're the most vulnerable." Boeckner added about the new material, "There's a heavy glam vibe on the new stuff, which I'm really diggin', kinda reminded me of early Queen and The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack."
There is currently no set date to expect a full LP from Wolf Parade, but it appears one might be just around the corner.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff