4 posts tagged Wolf Parade
Plants and Animals I’ll Believe In Anything (Wolf Parade Cover) + Lightshow mp3
This cover of Wolf Parade’s “I’ll Believe In Anything,” actually gives me chills…and I suck the souls of 21 yr old boys daily, so that’s really saying something. This cover is really fantastic and has such a wonderful introduction by the band. Fucking Canadians man, such darlings.
Here’s the generic part about where this video came from that clearly I didn’t write: The live cover comes from the band’s “Live at Breakglass” performance during the Pop Montreal Festival in September of last year. The renowned Montreal studio hosted a combined live recording / intimate concert event as part of the tenth anniversary of the festival. Plants and Animals celebrated the milestone by covering local Montreal acts in addition to performing their own material.
I actually discovered Plants and Animals back in 2008 through my boyfriend at the time. He had suggested Plants and Animals to me because he was tired of me listening to Wolf Parade on repeat day in and day out in our little San Francisco apartment. I really dug the band’s 2008 release Parc Avenue, in which they capitalized on the Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Montreal indie rock hype. Their 2010 release was dark and weird, and I kind of just wrote it off.
Truth be told, Plants and Animals similaries to the (for now) disbanded Wolf Parade are uncanny. Their latest single “Lightshow,” is filled with scratchy electronic guitar hooks and catchy, disheartened lyrics that touch on the so many points that hit too close to home. Some of lead singer Warren Spicer’s vocals actually sound a lot like Win Butler of Arcade Fire. But it’s their post-rock, slightly Americana harmonies that keep me coming back for more, while setting the trio apart from other Montreal greats already inducted into the indie rock hall of fame.
This is a release I’m actually really looking forward to this year. Plants and Animals 7” The End of That drops February 28th via Secret City Records.
by Wolf Parade
album Apologies to The Queen Mary
Wolf Parade Modern World
Sasquatch 2011 Roundup via Concert Addict Chick
I didn’t shower for six full days which is a disgusting all-time record that I hope to never surpass but it really didn’t bother me because I managed to wash my hair with bottled water 2x, shave my legs with a cup of water 1x & take several hobo baths in my tent to help keep me from feeling TOO dirty.
Oh! And one more amazing thing about Sasquatch 2011 was…THE MUSIC!!! Highlights of the weekend included Beach House, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, MSTRKRFT, Wolf Parade, !!!, Deerhunter, Black Mountain, Other Lives (where we stood 10 feet behind Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips while he took photos of his fellow Oklahoma natives…see photo inserted below my Other Lives video!), Cold War Kids, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Foo Fighters, Rodrigo Y Gabriela (who mesmerized the crowd with their flying fingers even in the pouring rain), Fitz & The Tantrums, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse & Bassnectar.
Read the full write-up here.
P.S. Heart Wolf Parade. Over ten years later Apologies To The Queen is still a fave. Thanks for sharing Lauren!
This Heart's On Fire
by Wolf Parade
album Apologies To The Queen
Wolf Parade This Heart’s On Fire
Anyone who knows me knows I heart Wolf Parade with all of my heart. Heh. Looks like the death of a great band is near. Seems only appropriate to play their 2005 track This Heart’s On Fire, off the band’s first full-length that started it all.
Canadian indie rock megaband Wolf Parade are about to take a break. Onstage in Toronto on Friday night, co-leader Spencer Krug said, “This is the last show we’ll play for a long time,” as Spinner reports. Other co-leader Dan Boeckner told Wolf Parade’s fan site that the band is taking an “indefinite hiatus” after “a few shows” next year. Sub Pop, Wolf Parade’s label, confirms that this is true.
Time will tell whether this will be an endless At the Drive-In-style hiatus or more of a Deerhunter one, where they’ll return to making music before much of the world notices that they’ve been away. But the members of the band have always had a ton of other projects going. Boeckner tells Spinner that Handsome Furs, his other band, will record a new album in January.