Author Topic: Wolf Parade Lives! Also, Operators & Moonface (RIP Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)  (Read 9381 times)

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Re: Divine Fits/Moonface (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2013, 04:27:48 AM »
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Spencer Krug is at it again.  Moonface has a new album coming October 29th.

http://wolfparade.nonstuff.com/

There's a 7-minute interview with Krug a little ways down the page.

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Re: Divine Fits/Moonface (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #31 on: September 08, 2013, 03:19:38 PM »
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Any word on Swan Lake in recent times?
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Re: Divine Fits/Moonface (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2013, 06:55:14 AM »
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I'm fairly certain Krug's done with them, too.  This aforementioned interview speaks more to him leaving his previous collaborations behind.

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Re: Divine Fits/Moonface (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2013, 03:13:33 PM »
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I never got a copy of With Siinai. I figured there'd be some cheap used copies around by now, but I see none.
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Re: Divine Fits/Moonface (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2013, 11:28:28 PM »
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Julia with Blue Jeans On came out on the same day as Arcade Fire's Reflektor.  Julia is better.  Spencer's really matured and pared it down to the basics here.  I really miss the glorious excess of Sunset Rubdown, but this is something new and fresh.  It's just his raw, uplifting voice as he pounds away at the keyboard.  Barely a drum or guitar in sight.  It's a wonderful experience.  A slow burn.  A dreamy summer.  And yeah, black is back in style.

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Re: Divine Fits/Moonface (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2013, 11:25:53 AM »
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I'm still wondering why Pitchfork hasn't reviewed it yet. They even had the full album stream on Advance. I think this would be the first WP offshoot that they didn't review if they don't get around to it.
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Re: Divine Fits/Moonface (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2013, 12:08:52 PM »
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I don't get it either.  In doing a search to see if the article is up yet, I saw the first bits of some review stating that Krug has walked away from two critically acclaimed bands.  This much is true.  Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown are no more.  Krug was at least 1/5 responsible for Wolf Parade (all right, 1/2 if you only count songwriting), and like 90% of Sunset Rubdown.  I wonder where they would have been if he'd have kept at it with either of those efforts.  Clearly the acclaim means nothing to him.

Meanwhile, you have bands like Arcade Fire who have the same spirit, but have fine tuned their sound.  Think about it: if you looked at the state of things in 2004 when Arcade Fire first did Funeral and Wolf Parade was just awakening, would you really dream that Arcade Fire would ever go as mainstream as they've managed to go?  The pretention of Arcade Fire bothers me because their sound has become so mediocre.  Yes, Reflektor (the title song) is catchy as hell.  But Julia will stand the test of time as something heartfelt and meaningful.  And Spencer's doing it all alone now.

Definitely check out With Siinai.  Goes without saying.  But I'd equate it to Random Spirit Lover.  So yeah, Julia would be his Dragonslayer, too.

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Dan Boeckner, teasing us, playing This Heart's On Fire with Japandroids earlier this week in Canadia. Do we know if Dan and Spencer hate each other now or just got really into doing their own things? Clearly, Dan still has some love for the old material, but I'm wondering if the inevitable reunion tour is gonna be strictly for the money or if its gonna be for the love of playing some of their best work together again (and the money). Either way they are getting my money.




Thanks for this thread btw, it got me into Handsome Furs and then Wolf Parade a few years back. Sound Kapital and Apologies in particular were a pretty big deal to me for a (not-so-good) stretch of time.

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No problem.  This is great, thanks for the heads-up.  I'd heard about Operators a few days ago, but didn't realize they played This Heart's On Fire.  One of Wolf Parade's best songs.  Their live act was amazing.  Saw 'em twice.  Miss 'em greatly.

As for Dan & Spencer, probably just a matter of doing their own thing, growing artistically, and growing apart.  Almost as sad is his splitting with Alexei.  I can't get over how great a duo they were onstage as Handsome Furs.

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Re: Operators/Divine Fits/Moonface (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2014, 03:19:03 PM »
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Dan Boeckner's new project is Operators.  They performed on KEXP and it was amazing.  Their EP, creatively titled EP1, is out now.



Spencer Krug is at it again, too.  He holed up in Helsinki for a while and came out of it quite changed.  I miss Sunset Rubdown greatly, but he's definitely branched out and created a unique body of work in Moonface alone.  Here's a vid from his new EP, City Wreckers:

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Re: Operators/Moonface/Divine Fits (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2014, 10:32:07 AM »
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I'm still mourning the loss of Handsome Furs (had 3 of their songs played during my wedding) but already had a chance to see Operators once and they're pretty great.

Seeing them live was like crazy deja vu as Dan's new beau looks strikingly similar to his Alexi but the addition of live drums adds something cool to the mix. Not crazy about the EP yet but looking forward to what they do next.

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Re: Operators/Moonface/Divine Fits (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2014, 01:50:37 PM »
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Operators EP is doing its best to fill the void in my heart left by Handsome Furs. True and Start Again could definitely grow into classics. I'm looking forward to hearing a proper album. Also I'm really loving the new, post-Divine Fits Spoon record.

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Re: Operators/Moonface/Divine Fits (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2014, 07:23:30 PM »
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Arcade Fire covered I'll Believe In Anything



Wow.  Now I've seen it all.  Really good.

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Re: Operators/Moonface/Divine Fits (RIP Wolf Parade/Sunset Rubdown/Handsome Furs)
« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2014, 01:19:17 AM »
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My favorite thing about it is that they did it on the very last stop of their marathon, world-conquering Reflektor tour, back in Montreal where it all began. Must have been quite a moment for them.

"I have some friends that got famous, la la lala la la lala"

Whenever I hear that line I think of Arcade Fire, though I have no idea if that's who they are referring to.

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Wolf Parade has reunited.  They have a four-track EP out now.  Here's one little ditty:



Others can be found off that one.  Available on Amazon and Google Play now.

Operators released an album a few weeks ago, too.

And Moonface also has an album coming up in June.

 

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