That sound—complex yet relatable, an energetic brew of glam, prog, synth-rock, and satisfying discomfort—helped define 2000s indie rock with three critically celebrated albums, and propelled a growing Wolf Parade fandom even after the band went on hiatus in 2010. A cautious reunion in 2014 led to the release of EP 4 last year and a handful of headlining shows that drew thousands. And now Wolf Parade is back with Cry Cry Cry, their first full-length album in seven years, and a world tour along with it.
The band’s first album produced by Pacific Northwest legend John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Unwound) at Robert Lang Studios outside of Seattle, Cry Cry Cry is undeniably Wolf Parade—but with the renewed focus and creativity of a band that took the time to get exactly where we needed to be. The album takes the best parts of what makes Wolf Parade so uniquely electric—the soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars, and chaotic keys—and finds a way to allow the best compositionally prog elements a firm seat at the table. It’s also a homecoming to Sub Pop.
source: Sub Pop