Wolf Parade – Canadian Indie Rock Band
Canadian indie rock band Wolf Parade formed in 2003 when former Frog Eyes member Spencer Krug found himself with three weeks to get a group together. He teamed up with Dan Boeckner (ex-Atlas Strategic) and the pair began writing songs in Krug's apartment, accompanied by a drum machine. Arlen Thompson eventually took over percussionist duties. A year later, the group traveled to Portland to work with Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock on their self-titled Sub Pop debut EP. The current lineup solidified when Dante DeCaro (ex-Hot Hot Heat) signed on in 2005.
Their first full-length, Apologies to the Queen Mary, garnered Wolf Parade a nomination for the Polaris Music Prize. Their sophomore LP, At Mount Zoomer, landed in 2008, with a third LP, Expo 86, following in 2010. The band announced they'd be taking a hiatus in 2011 after playing a handful of North American dates. Five years later, Wolf Parade began collaborating once again. Their fourth album, Cry Cry Cry, hit stores in October 2017. The band is set to perform throughout the US and Canada during the summer of 2018.