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Wolf Parade Announce First New Album in Seven Years, Share “Valley Boy”

Cry Cry Cry Due Out October 6 via Sub Pop

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Wolf Parade have announced a new album, Cry Cry Cry, and shared its first single, “Valley Boy.” Cry Cry Cry is the band’s first new album in seven years and is due out October 6 via Sub Pop. Below is “Valley Boy,” via an amusing visual that blends classic art and smart phones. Also below are the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as 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 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.”

Cry Cry Cry Tracklist:

1. Lazarus Online
2. You’re Dreaming
3. Valley Boy
4. Incantation
5. Files on the Sun
6. Baby Blue
7. Weaponized
8. Who Are Ya
9. Am I an Alien Here
10. Artificial Life
11. King of Piss and Paper

Wolf Parade Tracklist:

Jul. 21 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
Aug. 18-20 - Rock Creek, BC - Ponderosa Music & Arts Festival
Sep. 05 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Center*
Sep. 06 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre*
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*

*w/ Arcade Fire

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