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January 31 @ 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
The indie-rock combo Wolf Parade formed in 2003 in Montreal, where the band’s first show saw them opening for Arcade Fire. From there, bandmates Dan Boeckner, Spencer Krug, Hadji Bakara, and Arlen Thompson recorded and self-released a four-song EP, followed by a six-song recording in 2004.
In July 2005, the quartet issued a self-titled EP on the label by way of introduction; the group’s debut full-length, Apologies to the Queen Mary, followed in September. It was one of the fall’s most anticipated releases. After considering the title Kissing the Beehive for their follow-up (ultimately dismissed for fear of copyright infringement due to a Jonathan Carroll book by the same name), Wolf Parade issued their sophomore record, At Mount Zoomer, in June 2008. By the end of the following year, Bakara had left the group and Wolf Parade had already begun working on a third record. The resulting Expo 86 arrived in mid-2010. The following year saw the band go on an indefinite hiatus, with Krug devoting more time to his myriad other projects, which include Moonface, Sunset Rubdown, and Swan Lake. In 2016, the group announced that they would be re-forming for a series of live dates, and had been working on new music. That same year the band released a deluxe version of their 2005 debut, Apologies to the Queen Mary, which included both of their pre-Sub Pop self-titled EPs.
Over a decade later, Wolf Parade entered the studio with producer John Goodmanson, and in October 2017 released their fourth album, Cry Cry Cry. Following an extended hiatus, during which their longtime instrumentalist Dante DeCaro left the band, Wolf Parade returned with 2020’s Thin Mind, their first album as a trio.