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Wolf Parade on July 11 at Port City Music Hall

In concert, Wolf Parade operate in a mode that is or ought to be the Platonic ideal for a rock show: their live renditions of studio tracks are simultaneously faithful, timed to metronomic precision, and — when the occasion calls for it — beautifully unh
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 16, 2010

Wolf Parade | Expo 86

Wolf Parade kick-start their third album by getting right into rambling poetics.
Sub Pop (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  July 02, 2010

Sunset Rubdown | Dragonslayer

Sunset Rubdown's 2007 release, Random Spirit Lover , is an underappreciated tour de force , a sprawling indie-rock epic imbued with a spirit of anarchic glee. Their third album is as ambitious as its predecessors but mutes the joy in favor of a more
Jagjaguwar (2009)
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 19, 2009

The call of the wild

It’s not easy being in a band whose two primary songwriters have quite different ideas about how to write an indie-rock song.
Wolf Parade get instinctual
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 28, 2008

Variety pack

A compendium of Wolf Parade side projects
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 28, 2008

Wolf Parade

At Mount Zoomer will give you those same goosebumps you felt when you heard the band’s debut.
At Mount Zoomer | Sub Pop
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  June 24, 2008


Fuming through the dog days

In preparation for another three months of endless days and sweaty nights, here are five new albums to get you through the summer.
Five new albums to soundtrack a passive-aggressive summer
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 18, 2008

Handsome Furs

Playing Bruce Springsteen to Spencer Krug’s David Bowie, Dan Boeckner came across as the humble workhorse of Wolf Parade. "What We Had," Handsome Furs  (mp3)
Plague Park | Sub Pop
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 21, 2007

Off the record: Week of May 11, 2007

The Battles album Mirrored plays like an impossibly taut hipster remix of an air strike from Star Wars .
The National, Battles, Handsome Furs, and Deerhunter
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 09, 2007

The Daytrotter sessions

Since it’s just not good enough anymore to start a blog and offer stolen MP3s, a new site called  Daytrotter  is inviting indie bands to its ragtag studioand recording tracks for them, then giving away four “Daytrotter Session” songs for download.
A trip to Rock Island, IL
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  July 11, 2006

Sunset Rubdown

Shut Up is unabashed and far-reaching, a thousand parts sweated down to four players and one harrowing Robert Smith karaoke voice, occasionally too synth-proggy but always high stakes.
Shut Up I Am Dreaming | Absolutely Kosher
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  May 08, 2006