Tuesday, January 03, 2017

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Wolf Parade

Artist:Wolf Parade
Song:What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had To Go This Way)
Album:Expo 86

Wolf Parade are a Canadian band that had some success from 2004-2010. They split up but have now reformed. Though they live in Montreal, they are all originally from British Columbia. Lead singer and keyboard player Spencer Krug is from Penticton, BC. After leaving the band Frog Eyes, Krug moved to Montreal to attend Concordia University. Grenadine Records owner Alex Megelas offered Krug a gig. The catch was he had three weeks to form a band. He contacted guitarist Dan Boeckner formerly of Atlas Strategic and they began writing songs. Drummer Arlen Thompson joined and Wolf Parade started playing gigs and they released an EP. Synthesizer player Hadji Bakara joined and they released another EP. They got the attention of Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock. He signed Wolf Parade to Sub Pop and he brought them to Portland to record the 2005 CD Apologies To The Queen Mary. The album was highly acclaimed and it was nominated for Polaris Music Prize. Bakara left and former Hot Hot Heat guitarist Dante Decaro joined. Wolf Parade recorded three albums. What Did My Lover Say? is from the 2010 album Expo 86. After touring to support the album, Wolf Parade went on hiatus. Krug records solo as Moonface. Boeckner led the band Operators. Thompson operates his own recording studio. In Jan. 2016, Wolf Parade announced they were reforming. They went on tour and announced they were recording new music. There's no new album yet. It might be delayed because Operators released a CD in 2016 and also toured. We'll see what happens with Wolf Parade. Here's Wolf Parade performing What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had To Go This Way) on the CBC show Q 2011 followed by an interview with show host Jian Ghomeshi.

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