Articles tagged with Wolf Parade

Moonface – “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips”

Moonface with Siinai
Last year, Moonface put on one of the best shows I’ve seen in recent memory. Read the review over at Exclaim!, and also read my album review and my preview of his upcoming With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery.

Speaking of that new album, the song “Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips” is below. Looks like Spencer Krug ditched the long-form style.

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When finally this supernova goes down

Fuck it, we'll do it live!
When I interviewed Wolf Parade singer/guitar Dan Boeckner for Exclaim! a few weeks back, I was a little surprised when he said that the band’s upcoming album, EXPO 86, had been recorded almost entirely live off the floor. After all, I associate Wolf Parade’s best moments (that is, Apologies to the Queen Mary) with dense layering and intricate arrangements.

No overdubs clearly doesn’t mean no texture, however. There’s no shortage of interesting sounds and interlocking melodies on the Spencer Kurg-fronted “What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had to Go This Way).” It’s classic Wolf Parade, with crunchy guitars, daydream synths and nearly six minutes of tireless dance beats. It also features some of my favorite lyrics of the year: “I got a friend who’s a genius / Nobody listens to him / I got some friends that got famous / La la la la la la la la la la la la.”

EXPO 86 just jumped to the top of my must-hear list for 2010.

MP3: “What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had to Go This Way)”
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