Watch Wolf Parade Perform “Valley Boy” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Cry Cry Cry Out Now via Sub Pop

Oct 12, 2017
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Wolf Parade released a new album, Cry Cry Cry, last week via Sub Pop. It's their first new album in seven years. Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Valley Boy." It was a dynamic performance. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Previously the band shared the album's first single, "Valley Boy," via an amusing visual that blends classic art and smart phones, as well as its second single, "You're Dreaming," via a funny visual (also by visual artist Scorpion Dagger) of a shirtless man with long hair and a headband running in place on a bed. Then the band shared a video for the album's 9-minute long closing track, "Cry III (King of Piss and Paper / Artificial Life)," which featured lots of mysterious zoom-ins and close-ups, as something weird goes down in the town of Benton.

The Canadian four-piece formed in 2004 in Montreal and features Spencer Krug (Moonface, Sunset Rubdown), Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Divine Fits, Operators), Arlen Thompson, and Dante DeCaro. The band released three albums for Sub Pop: Apologies to the Queen Mary (2005), At Mount Zoomer (2008), and Expo 86 (2010). After being on hiatus for five years, Wolf Parade announced last year that they were back and began playing some new shows. Sub Pop released a deluxe 3-LP reissue of the band's 2005-released debut album, Apologies to the Queen Mary, and in May 2016 the band released a brand new EP, simply entitled EP 4, via the band's own Wolf Parade Productions.

John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Unwound) produced Cry Cry Cry at Robert Lang Studios outside of Seattle.

Spencer Krug had this to say in a previous press release: "The band itself is almost a fifth member of the band, something more or at least different than the sum of its parts. We don't know who or what is responsible for our sound, it's just something that naturally and consistently comes from this particular combo of musicians."
 
Dan Boeckner had this to say: "Once we got back together, I was playing guitar, writing and singing in a way that I only do while I'm in Wolf Parade. It's just something that I can't access without the other three people in the room."

Read our review of Cry Cry Cry.

Wolf Parade Tour Dates:

2017:

Oct. 12 - Guelph, ON - Peter Clark Hall
Oct. 13 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre**
Oct. 15 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom**
Oct. 16 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
Oct. 19 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer**
Oct. 20 - Boston, MA - Royale**
Oct. 21 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
Oct. 22 - Washington, DC - Black Cat**
Oct. 24 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Oct. 25 - South Saginaw, MI - The Crofoot Ballroom
Oct. 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall**
Oct. 27 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue**
Nov. 15 - Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
Nov. 17- Paris, FR - Petit Bain
Nov. 18 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
Nov. 20 - Dublin, UK - Button Factory
Nov. 21 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
Nov. 22 - London, UK - O2 Forum
Nov. 24 - Brussels, BE - Botanique (Orangerie)
Nov. 25 - Nancy, FR - L' autre Canal
Nov. 26 - Basel, CH - Kaserne
Nov. 27 - Munich, DE - Hansa 39
Nov. 29 - Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu
Nov. 30 - Hamburg, DE - Gruenspan
Dec. 01 - Copenhagen, DK - Loppen
Dec. 02 - Stockholm, SE - Strand
 
2018: 

Jan. 12 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom **
Jan. 13 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market **
Jan. 14 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom **
Jan. 16 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore **
Jan. 17 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre **
Jan. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
Jan. 21 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory **
Jan. 23 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park **
Jan. 24 - Phoenix, AZ  The Van Buren **
 
** w/ Charly Bliss

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