Published Jul 20, 2017After a lengthy hiatus, Wolf Parade returned to work last year with EP 4 and an extensive live schedule, and now they've unveiled plans for a brand new album.
Cry Cry Cry is due out on October 6 via Universal in Canada (and Sub Pop everywhere else), marking the band's first full-length since 2010's Expo 86.
The band previously hinted that a new LP was in the works, teasing fans with photos from the studio and the caption: "Guess who's making a record!"
Now, full details for the upcoming effort have been revealed. Cry Cry Cry was recorded with producer John Goodmanson at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle; Greg Calbi mastered the LP at Sterling Sound in New York.
"The band itself is almost a fifth member of the band, something more or at least different than the sum of its parts," Spencer Krug said in a press release for the new record. "We don't know who or what is responsible for our sound, it's just something that naturally and consistently comes from this particular combo of musicians."
Dan Boeckner added: "Once we got back together, I was playing guitar, writing and singing in a way that I only do while I'm in Wolf Parade. It's just something that I can't access without the other three people in the room."
A press release promises that the latest material keeps the band's signature "soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys" in tact, and the first proof of that arrives with lead single "Valley Boy."
The track was written by Krug, and inspired by the passing of Leonard Cohen (on the day before the American election, no less) last fall.
Scroll past the full tracklisting for Cry Cry Cry to hear "Valley Boy" and watch the animated accompanying visuals for the song. Below, you'll also find a list of Wolf Parade's upcoming live dates.
Cry Cry Cry:
1. Lazarus Online
2. You're Dreaming
3. Valley Boy
5. Files on the Sun
6. Baby Blue
8. Who Are Ya
9. Am I an Alien Here
10. Artificial Life
11. King of Piss and Paper
07/21 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
08/18-20 Rock Creek, BC - Ponderosa Music & Arts Festival
09/05 Quebec City, QC - Videotron Centre*
09/06 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre*
09/09 Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre*
09/21 Duluth, GA - Infinite Energy Arena*
09/22 Tampa, FL - USF Sun Dome*
09/23 Coral Gables, FL - Watsco Center*
09/24 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine, FL Amphitheatre*
09/26 New Orleans, LA - UNO Lakefront Arena*
09/27 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center*
09/28 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center*
* with Arcade Fire