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Victoria BC, Canada (2003 – 2012)

Wolf Parade was an band from Victoria, British Columbia, based in Montreal, QC. They are currently on indefinite hiatus. Wolf Parade was formed when Spencer Krug (also Sunset Rubdown, Frog Eyes, Moonface and Swan Lake) was offered a gig supporting Arcade Fire. He called Dan Boeckner (formerly of notable B.C. band Atlas Strategic, now also part of Handsome Furs) and they wrote songs with a drum machine before calling Arlen Thompson to play drums. Hadji Bakara joined in 2004. Dante DeCaro (formerly of Hot Hot Heat and currently of Johnny and the Moon) joined in Summer 2005 as second guitarist and percussionist. Though expected to perform again, the band announced their indefinite hiatus on November 27, 2010 and was acknowledged as having ended as a group on August 30, 2012 in an interview with Spoon front-man Britt Daniel.

Wolf Parade released their eponymous debut EP in 2003 with only Spencer, Dan and Arlen performing on it. After Hadji joined the group, they released another independent, self-titled EP in 2004. They were signed to Sub Pop by Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse and released their first widely-distributed record, Wolf Parade EP. In September 2005 their debut album Apologies to the Queen Mary was released.

Apologies to the Queen Mary was given this name because, as in rock and roll tradition, Wolf Parade trashed the Queen Mary hotel. It was said that they trashed the hotel worse than any band before them.

Their second album, At Mount Zoomer, was released June 17, 2008, and third, Expo 86 on July 5, 2010. On November 29th 2010 Wolf Parade called an indefinite hiatus.

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  • Plaza_Trinidad

    Seeing Arlen Thompson drinking beer in the most decrepit bar in Zagreb and having a quick chat = priceless.

    7 May 9:18pm Reply
  • IanOhs

    aahhhhh; I'd forgotten these guys. and then re-remembered. one odder-voiced dude whose songs are far more interesting. and the other dude, whose songs are mehhhhh.

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • opiatedsherpa

    I remember seeing these guys open for Arcade Fire... ever since, it's been an amazing run. Hoping for new stuff in 2014... they're due, don't you think?

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Kaitlynnnn

    Just rediscovered Apologies to the Queen Mary after years of not listening to it. I fucked up. It's such a great album, I don't know how I could forget about them.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • noporno

    loved them, remind me modest mouse songs

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Fox_Genetrix

    My big brother was always a huge fan, and finally I'm starting to dig into their work. Every once in a while I see him check a fan forum for news. I hope they return for the fans.

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Rhyme_in_Reason

    Listening to these guys for the first time today. Sounds like if Bowie were to do a side project making music that openly mocked himself. I kinda feel like I should hate it. I don't quite. Not yet anyway.

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • GreenGiantYum

    thjey fucking broke up

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • LindseyCat

    Related artists: side projects. Gee, thanks!

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • lucasmtheus

    Pobody's Nerfect <3

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • GreenGiantYum

    p-please.. no more hiatus.....

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • joaotsantos

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    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • briandnew

    riffs like my heart is sinking

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • oouuoo

    2007+

    15 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Hulelam

    http://www.last.fm/group/Great,+I+seem+to+have+the+most+in+common+with+teenagers

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • funkydory89

    I don't care what the top 15 says; Fine Young Cannibals and Language City are their best songs. :-)

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • mychem1774

    birleşin lan.

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • bigrat90

    thank you Pitchfork

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
  • grrrardo

    disco sheets!!!! tiene un sonido super genial!!!

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • canopiesngrapes

    I don't know ATQM is a good album but compared to their second and third it's quite generic. Another band might struggle to replicate it, but it wouldn't be impossible, whereas AMZ and Expo are both really unique. And neither are anywhere near as terrible as Stokes' follow ups.

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
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