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Wolf Parade: Julia Take Your Man Home

The newest single from the much-lauded rock veterans merges muscular guitars and synths to compelling effect.

Wolf Parade: Julia Take Your Man Home

By Kerry Doole

Wolf Parade  - Julia Take Your Man Home (Sub Pop/Royal Mountain Records):  Long one of Canada's most respected indie rock bands, Wolf Parade releases a fifth album, Thin Mind, on Jan. 24. Advance singles have received effusive praise in international outlets, and this new one is sure to follow suit.


The signature WP sound merges keyboards and virile guitars, and this is no exception. Band members Spencer Krug and Dan Broeckner divide lyric writing duties on the new album, and Julia features Krug on lead vocals.

A press release describes the song as "a caricature of male stupidity." “I'm singing about some other, worse version of myself. It’s not actually me.” Krug says. “I’ve never carved shapes that look like dicks into anything.”

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Thin Mind is the second WP album to be produced by John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Unwound).“Thin Mind refers to the way that being around too much tech has made our focus thin,” says keyboardist  Krug. “It’s opening one more page, scrolling one more thing,” adds guitarist Boeckner, “and the weird, sort-of hollow automaton feeling that you get from it.” 

A group with a loyal international following, Wolf Parade begins its headlining touring schedule in support of Thin Mind in Portland, Jan. 27, concluding March 15 in Dublin. Support for these shows will come from Land of Talk (Jan. 27th-Feb. 11) and Sub Pop/Royal Mountain label mates Jo Passed (Feb. 12-24). Tickets for these shows are on sale now. Info here

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