Montreal band, Wolf Parade, announced to it’s fans on their unofficial fan site that they will be on an ‘indefinite hiatus’ from making music. The band says the reasoning for this is to focus more on their other bands.
Wold Parade began in 2003 when Spencer Krug (of Frog Eyes) was offered a gig by Grenadine Records. Krug only had three weeks to find a band when he contacted guitarist Dan Boeckner (of Atlas Strategic) to begin writing music. Arlen Thompson on drums was finally added to the band only a day before the band’s first show. On tour they wrote, recorded and released their first self-titled full length. By the end of 2003, Hadji Bakara was added to the band and this is when Wolf Parade released their self-titled EP, commonly called 6 Song EP.
In 2004, the band traveled to the Northwest and eventually signed with the Seattle-based label, Sub Pop Records. In 2005, Sub Pop released the band’s debut album, Apologies to Queen Mary which was widely-received. Eventually the band added Dante DeCaro (of Hot Hot Heat) and their sophomore album, At Mount Zoomer, followed. At the end of 2009 the band began working on their third album, Expo 86, which was released June of 2010.
The band had only just recently started their 2010 North American tour when the decision to part was made. The band has now just ended their Expo 86 album tour with a show at the Sound Academy in Toronto this past Friday. At the show, Spencer Krug, singer/keyboardist for Wolf Parade, announced this would be the last show performed in a long time.
As their unofficial fan site states, Toronto was not their last show ever and they do have plans for a few short shows next year. After that is when the band will take a serious break. But there isn’t any telling of exactly how long the band plans to be on hiatus.