Recorded and engineered by drummer Arlen Thompson, this is Wolf Parade’s second album for Sub Pop. Their first, Apologies to the Queen Mary,
came out in the fall of 2005 and was described by Uncut magazine as, “frequently appealing.”
The legion of bearded, sweater-vested critics will want to file this album under ‘Prog Rock’ because it doesn’t offer up sugary cast-offs for the short-attention-span set, but no one ever danced to The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. It might instead be this generation’s Marquee Moon, or an indie rock Chinese Democracy released thirty years early and sixty million dollars under budget (and without cornrows, to boot). Better, though, to think of it as the sound of a band edging forward into a wispy darkness, one hand reaching out, the other firmly clutching the past.
Previous UK press quotes :
More gold from the seemingly bottomless mines of Montreal, Wolf Parade's debut comes hot on the heels of their friends Arcade Fire's wondrous
Funeral, with which it shares a clamorous, percussive urgency" THE GUARDIAN
"Like a musical embodiment of Frankenstein's monster, Dan Boeckner's Montreal quartet lurch into your affections with disarming awkwardness.
Stitched from the same magic thread as fellow countrymen Arcade Fire, their dense flavours intensify through a swell of Theremin moans and
sumptuous guitar lines" THE OBSERVER
"[I]t's a turbulent, ever mood-shifting listen ….Engaging, inventive and emotionally charged..." MOJO
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