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The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are on proud display over the course of Cry Cry Cry, the band’s thunderous first album in seven years.
That unique combination of sounds and influences, spearheaded by electric co-frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner—a complex yet relatable, 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 a then-indefinite hiatus in 2010.
The upcoming return marks their first to be produced by Pacific Northwest legend John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Unwound) at Robert Lang Studios outside of Seattle, and is accompanied by a renewed focus and the creativity of a band that took their time getting exactly where they needed to be. It’s also a homecoming to Sub Pop, which released all three of the band’s previous albums.
When we last left our heroes, the boys of ACID TONGUE—songwriter Guy Keltner, and drummer/designer Ian Cunningham—were wandering the United States & Europe spreading their psychedelic, lovestruck gospel. The band has come a long way since the release of their debut album, BABIES, back in the Fall of 2017.
They've toured extensively throughout the States, Canada, Europe, & Mexico; completely butchered the French language at their recent sold-out show in Paris; kicked off the first annual Hipnosis Psych Festival in Mexico City (attending not one but two Lucha Libre fights); founded their own DIY indie label, Freakout Records, and organized/booked a music festival: Seattle’s annual Freakout Festival.
Acid Tongue is already headed into a busy 2019—underscored by an forthcoming EP titled The Night We Broke Our Lease & the completion of their sophomore full-length, Bullies, which features string arrangements by Phil Peterson (Taylor Swift, St. Vincent, Portugal. The Man) & was mastered by Dave Cooley (J Dilla, Paramore, M83, Blood Orange).
Avid listeners will notice a serious development in the band’s sound & aesthetic; becoming more mature, introspective & pop-centric without losing their garage roots. As always, Keltner continues to boast the sharp-witted lyrics that made prior recordings so well-received by a growing, international fanbase. Have fun with the Tongue.