Wolf Parade

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About Wolf Parade

Alongside their friends in Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade helped turn Montreal into a North American indie-rock mecca in the mid-2000s. But the band began as a happy accident. Shortly after departing his group Frog Eyes in 2003, Spencer Krug recruited Dan Boeckner to write songs for a forthcoming gig Krug had landed. Their self-titled debut EP followed a few months later. It showcased what would become Wolf Parade’s signature throughout their discography: with songwriting duties split between the keyboardist Krug and the guitarist Boeckner, each taking turns singing. Krug wrote operatic, epic rock ballads while Boeckner preferred concise, dance-inspired jams. Their first full-length, Apologies to the Queen Mary, became an instant classic in the burgeoning Canadian indie-rock scene and introduced wider audiences to the band’s prog-inspired sound. Hot Hot Heat guitarist Dante DeCaro joined the band for the Queen Mary tour, though he had departed by the time the group returned from a hiatus with 2020’s Thin Mind. That project found the band returning to their original lineup, with Spencer Krug generating the basslines on his synthesizer in DeCaro's absence.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
April 2003
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