Sub Pop – January 24th

Montreal’s finest, Wolf Parade return with their first new material in three years. The ten-track record, Thin Mind, is the band’s fifth studio album, and the first since the departure of bassist and percussionist, Dante DeCaro – leaving Spencer Krug, Dan Boeckner and Arlen Thompson to continue touring and composing as a trio. That said, the transition has done nothing to tarnish the band’s musical prowess, and as they talk of losing ourselves to a digital world, Wolf Parade have never sounded better.

First single, ‘Against The Day’ subtly resembles Destroyer, combining unnerving basslines, industrial undertones, and a twist of light-hearted pop synths, while ‘Forest Green’ finds a perfect blend of explosive, guitar-led indie-pop, despite refusing to stray from the band’s post-punk roots.

Photo by Pamela Evelyn & Joseph Yarmush.

Buy: Wolf Parade – Thin Mind

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