Wolf Parade Share New Track Ahead Of Tour

Wolf Parade have dropped the single “Julia Take Your Man Home,”
Wolf Parade “Julia Take Your Man Home”

Wolf Parade have dropped the single “Julia Take Your Man Home,” off their new album Thin Mind, the group’s out January 24th on Sub Pop/Royal Mountain Records. Featuring Spencer Krug on lead vocals, the song is like 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.”

Every moment spent gazing at our screens is oversaturated with content, an ever-accelerated news cycle conditioning our ever-decreasing attention spans. The struggle to stay present, and to foresee a clear, sustainable future, feels very real.

Wolf Parade address this phenomenon head-on with Thin Mind, the band’s 5th full-length and second 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 Spencer Krug. “It’s opening one more page, scrolling one more thing,” adds guitarist Dan Boeckner, “and the weird, sort-of hollow automaton feeling that you get from it.

This record is very personal, but at the same time, we’re all coming from the same place of a general sense of anxiety,” says drummer Arlen Thompson. “How do you deal with the constant barrage of having your opinions swayed by all these different actors when you don’t know who they are or what their purpose is? There is no normal anymore.”

Thin Mind marks a return to the original power trio of Dan, Spencer, and Arlen, following multi-instrumentalist Dante DeCaro’s amicable departure from the group in 2018, after the conclusion of their world tour supporting Cry Cry Cry.

One month later, the trio got together at Risqué Disque, an old stone barn-turned-studio in the woods of Vancouver Island, to begin writing Thin Mind—emerging with an album about making sense of the present while reckoning with visions of the future.

“It’s the first record where we did the whole thing in one place from start to end,” says Arlen. “It was just the three of us until John came in, woodshedding in this moss-covered, rotting building.”

“There’s this positive element to Thin Mind, too,” explains Dan, “if you’re in that liminal, very modern psychological state in nature. At best, you become an incredibly powerful being for interpreting and processing information at a speed that our parents and grandparents couldn’t possibly comprehend. In the cognitive dissonance where we made this record, there was no escape.”

Wolf Parade
Thin Mind
Tracklist

1. Under Glass
2. Julia, Take Your Man Home
3. Forest Green
4. Out Of Control
5. The Static Age
6. As Kind As You Can
7. Fall Into The Future
8. Wandering Son
9. Against The Day
10. Town Square

Wolf Parade’s international headlining touring schedule in support of Thin Mind begins January 27th in Portland, Oregon at Crystal Ballroom and runs through March 15th in Dublin, Ireland at The Button Factory. Support for these shows will come from Land of Talk (January 27th-February 11th) and Sub Pop/Royal Mountain label mates Jo Passed (February 12th-24th). Tickets for these shows are on sale now. For more information on tickets, please visit WolfParade.com.

Wolf Parade
Tour Dates

Jan. 27 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
Jan. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *
Jan. 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater *
Jan. 31 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern *
Feb. 01 – Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole *
Feb. 03 – Austin, TX – Mohawk *
Feb. 04 – Dallas, TX – Trees *
Feb. 05 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre *
Feb. 07 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf *
Feb. 08 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre *
Feb. 09 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
Feb. 11 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox *
Feb. 12 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore **
Feb. 16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall **
Feb. 17 – London, ON – London Music Hall **
Feb. 18 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club **
Feb. 21 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer **
Feb. 22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club **
Feb. 23 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club **
Feb. 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel **
Mar. 02 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg
Mar. 03 – Hamburg, DE – Knust
Mar. 04 – Berlin, DE – Gretchen
Mar. 06 – Cologne, DE – Club Volta
Mar. 07 – Zurich, CH – Bogen F
Mar. 08 – Luxembourg, LX – Rotondes
Mar. 09 – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
Mar. 10 – Brussels, BE – Orangerie @ Botanique
Mar. 11 – London, UK – The Dome
Mar. 13 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
Mar. 14 – Manchester, UK – YES (Pink Room)
Mar. 15 – Dublin, IE – The Button Factory

* w/ Land of Talk
** w/ Jo Passed