Wolf Parade - Cry Cry Cry (CD)

Cry Cry Cry
"€œThe band itself is almost a fifth member of the band, something more or at least different than the sum of its parts,"€ says Wolf Parade'€™s Spencer Krug. "€œWe don't know who or what is responsible for our sound, it'€™s just something that naturally and consistently comes from this particular combo of musicians." That sound - complex yet relatable, an 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 hiatus in 2010.

A cautious reunion in 2014 led to the release of EP 4 last year and a handful of headlining shows that drew thousands. Now Wolf Parade are back with Cry Cry Cry, their first full length album in seven years, plus a world tour along with it. The record takes the best parts of what makes Wolf Parade so uniquely electric - the soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys - and finds a way to allow the best compositionally prog elements a firm seat at the table. It's also a homecoming to Sub Pop, who released all three of the band'€™s previous albums.

1. Lazarus Online
2. You're Dreaming
3. Valley Boy
4. Incantation
5. Files on the Sun
6. Baby Blue
7. Weaponized
8. Who Are Ya
9. Am I an Alien Here
10. Artificial Life
11. King of Piss and Paper