Tonight, There Will Be Wolf Parade
There were several concerts that I attended in October. I was fortunate enough to see The National, Local Natives, and Sufjan Stevens. I didn’t really write about any of them. Sure, my anticipation for those shows was high, but not like today.
You see, today is Wolf Parade…and I effing love Wolf Parade. Easily in my top five favorite bands working today…which quickly are:
Wolf Parade, The National, Ryan Adams, Wilco, Grizzly Bear
Wolf Parade are like a kickass synth-pop alterna-rock version of The Talking Heads. But Canadian. And with two singer/songwriters. And those two guys have their own bands thus creating a triangle of Wolf Parade-sound. Ish.
Quick history lesson: Wolf Parade’s two singer/songwriters are Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner. Krug’s other band is called Sunset Rubdown and they are a bit more rock sounding. Boeckner’s other band is called Handsome Furs. There are two members of Handsome Furs, Boeckner and his wife, Alexei Perry. They have a more electronic sound, consisting of cool guitar effects over drum machine beats. If you really want to geek out on them, here is a link to their wedding photos. It looked like quite a show.
So tonight, I’ll be live Tweeting (if I’m not too excitable) the Wolf Parade concert at The Granada in Dallas. Of course, you can follow my awesomenicity on Twitter, Chiccywood. In the meantime, here is my dream setlist:
“Apologies to the Queen Mary” – “You Are a Runner and I Am My Father’s Son”, “Grounds For Divorce”, “Shine A Light”, “I’ll Believe In Anything”
“At Mount Zoomer” – “Soldier’s Grin”, “Language City”, “California Dreamer”, “Fine Young Cannibals”
“Expo 86” – “Cloud Shadow on the Mountain”, “Palm Road”, “Ghost Pressure”, “Pobody’s Perfect”, “Little Golden Age”, “Yulia” (they could play this three or four times), “Cave-O-Sapien”