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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Album Preview: Wolf Parade - Expo '86 (June 29, 2010)

Wolf Parade
Expo '86
Indie Rock/Folk Rock/Progressive
Sub Pop

The latest album from one of my favourite bands ever drops June 29, 2010, when Wolf Parade's long-awaited third album comes out on Sub Pop. The new LP will be called Expo '86, and in aid of its promotion the band premiered two new songs for the music blogs via the label last week. Neither of them are quite up to the wow-standard of At Mount Zoomer's Kissing The Beehive, but nevertheless both "Ghost Pressure" and "What Did My Lover Say (It Always Had To Go This Way)" retain the kind of solid folk-garage vibe which the earlier albums always exemplified. Characterised by long and drawn out guitar riffs, winding folk instrumentation and additional synth work which further distinguishes this band's sound from any other, Wolf Parade's music incorporates fascinating time signatures, steady off-beat drumming and an ever-increasing dose of standard drive on the guitars.  The new tracks both weigh in at nearly 6 minutes, and certainly don't disappoint.

Wolf Parade - What Did My Lover Say (It Always Had To Go This Way) (MP3)
Wolf Parade - Ghost Pressure (MP3) (from Expo '86, due June 29, 2010)
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