Sunday, May 4, 2008

Band Spotlight: Wolf Parade

History: Wolf Parade was formed in 2003 when singer Spencer Krug, formerly of Frog Eyes, and singer/guitarist Dan Boeckner, formerly of Atlas Strategic, began collaborating in Krug's apartment. A little while later, Arlen Thompson came on board as the band's drummer. Two years later in 2005 guitarist Dante DeCaro left popular Canadian band Hot Hot Heat so that he could start playing full-time with Wolf Parade. By late 2005, the band was complete (in terms of members) so they were signed to Sub Pop, a wicked awesome independent record label.

Years Active: 2003-Present

Krug - Vocals/Guitar
Boeckner - Vocals/Guitar
Thompson - Drummer
DeCaro - Guitarist
Hadji Bakara - Synthesizer/Sound manipulation

Label: Sub Pop

Genre: As broad as the genre is, independent accurately reflects Wolf Parade. They just might breach the "alternative" and "experimental" genres.

Musical Style: Wolf Parade plays catchy movement which is the reason why some music critics dare to call the band "Indie Pop". Many songs are drum heavy, while others are of the folk guitar variety. It is also important to note that Wolf Parade has "Spencer songs" and "Dan songs" which are unique in their own right.

Best Album: Apologies to the Queen Mary (2005)

Top Songs:
"Modern World"
"Dinner Bells"
"Fancy Claps"
"Grounds For Divorce"
"I'll Believe In Anything"
"Same Ghost Every Night"
"Shine A Light"
"This Heart's On Fire"
"We Built Another World"
"You Are The Runner and I Am The Father"

Influenced By: Pixies, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Ugly Casanova, Guided By Voices

Influenced: Adventure Club, Fifths of Seven, Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake, Johnny and the Moon

1 comment:

  1. "You Are The Runner and I Am The Father" is supposed to be "You Are A Runner And I Am My Father's Son"


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