My most-anticipated day in quite a while has arrived. Wolf Parade released At Mount Zoomer today. The Sub Pop band’s release is its second, the first being 2005’s outstanding, mindbending Apologies to the Queen Mary.
I have the record on order, and I’ll post a review here when I’ve soaked in it for a few days.
It’s best described by a term we regularly drop here at NWMB:
Class A Face-melting, Stomach-churning, Palm-sweating, Loin-tingling Two Day Music Candystore Assault That’s Not Bumbershoot or Sasquatch.
Are you seated? Heart meds within reach? Then look here:
Beachwood Sparks / Comets on Fire / Fleet Foxes / Flight of the Conchords / The Fluid / Foals / Grand Archives / Green River / The Helio Sequence / Iron & Wine / Kinski / Low / Mudhoney / No Age / Pissed Jeans / Red Red Meat / The Ruby Suns / Seaweed / Wolf Parade, and more to be announced.
In unabashedly conspicuous celebration of 20 years of not going out of business (sometimes only barely), Seattle’s Sub Pop Records will gather past and present label-mates for a series of events, including a two-day festival at Marymoor Park on July 12 & 13 and a comedy show on July 11 at Seattle’s Moore Theatre. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will go to support beneficiaries of each participating act’s choosing. Tickets go on sale April 26 at 12 PM Pacific at SubPop.com and all Ticketmaster locations.
Be still, my beating heart.
Outfuckingstanding. Un-fuckingfanstastic-believable. Brilli-fucking-ant. Outbrilliantstanding.
I’m blown away by how blown away I am by a band with ONLY ONE RECORD, by the way. Nevermind that, they played what was one of the best shows I’ve seen in months. Abso-ridiculously great.
They were relaxed and having a great time, and they played a bucketload of new material. If even half those songs are on the upcoming disc, it’s going to be Damn Good ™. The only conspicuous absence from Apologies to the Queen Mary was Modern World.
Holy Fuck. No, I’m not cursing, that’s who’s opening for them September 8th. But if HF weren’t opening, I’d still drop an HF bomb in this post because Wolf Parade is IMHO the best thing that’s happened to music in 5 years.
I’ve never seen them live and I’m all over this show, but I got a big scare just now about tickets.
The page we’re directed to for tickets says “None of these items or events are currently available for online purchase.” Jebus. I don’t think this means it’s sold out. Am I paranoid? Too much coffee today? Bad week to stop sniffing glue?
Stay tuned as I find out What in the Hell’s Going On Here(tm).