Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Wolf Parade Album Imminent; Live Versions of New Tracks Surface

It's been way too long since the last Wolf Parade album. Sure, member side-projects Handsome Furs, Sunset Rubdown, Johnny and the Moon and Swan Lake have all produced wicked awesome albums in the interim, but it's been some two and a half years since the band's brilliant debut album Apologies to the Queen Mary was released.

And now the wait is almost over. Dan Boeckner has confirmed that recording for the new album, speculatively titled Pardon My Blues, is all wrapped up and it's slated for release in March or April. Better yet, I managed to get my hands on live versions of tracks from said new album recorded at Wolf Parade's performance at L.A.'s El Rey theatre back in September. I've included a few below, but you can still grab the entire set here thanks to rewriteable content. And best of all, an unofficial live album of unreleased material from various other shows was made available by Snakes Got A Blog last week. Get that here.

For those seeking official releases, the band collaborated with Oakland hip-hop group Subtle on a track for their Yell & Ice album last October and it's a great stop-gap for any Wolf Parade enthusiast.

Subtle with Wolf Parade - Middle Class Haunt
Wolf Parade - Telephone (live)
Wolf Parade - Radio Song (live)

- a.m.p.m.

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