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Wolf Parade Share New Song Inspired by 2016 U.S. Presidential Election – “You’re Dreaming”

Cry Cry Cry Due Out October 6 via Sub Pop

Aug 29, 2017
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Wolf Parade are releasing a new album, Cry Cry Cry, on October 6 via Sub Pop. It's their first new album in seven years. Previously the band shared the album's first single, "Valley Boy," via an amusing visual that blends classic art and smart phones. Now the band has shared another new song, "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. A press release says the song was inspired by the 2016 U.S. presidential election, stating "'You're Dreaming' is urgent power pop with lyrics inspired by the shock and confusion following the 2016 election ('All these scenes of shattered glass / All your systems in collapse')." Check out the song below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

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."

Wolf Parade Tour Dates:

Sep. 05 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Center*
Sep. 06 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre*
Sep. 08 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Sep. 09 - Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Center*
Sep. 21 - Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Arena*
Sep. 22 - Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome*
Sep. 23 - Coral Gables, FL - Watsco Center*
Sep. 24 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine, FL Amphitheatre*
Sep. 26 - New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena*
Sep. 27 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center*
Sep. 28 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center*
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

*w/ The Arcade Fire
** w/ Charly Bliss

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