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Wolf Parade Gear Up for New Album, Tour

Hot on the heels of the Handsome Furs’ Juno nomination for last year’s Face Control, Dan Boeckner and his Wolf Parade bandmates just knocked out a whirlwind two-week recording session in Montreal, completing all 15 songs for their forthcoming as-yet-untitled LP.

In an interview with Exclaim, Boeckner said their follow-up to 2008’s At Mount Zoomer will either be a double album or a single LP accompanied by an EP, as Spencer Krug and company recorded “over 80 minutes of music” and there are “no songs… where everyone was like, ‘Oh, that’s a dud.’” Later, he added:

There’s a few songs that are really, really intensely keyboard-heavy, but not like Depeche Mode. On the other hand, there’s also a lot of guitar solos — proper solos. Some of the stuff is really, really heavy ’80s coke rock. The album is tentatively set for release on June 29 via Sub Pop, but details are still developing while they complete mixing, mastering, and choosing a first single. Meanwhile, the band will begin previewing new material in under two weeks from today, when they set out on an April/May tour of eastern Canada and Europe.