Headed by Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown) and Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs, Divine Fits, Operators), the highly influential Canadian indie rock quartet WoIf Parade is finally returning after a lengthy hiatus, with its new album Cry Cry Cry, released via Sub Pop, in tow. The record reaffirms that Krug and Boeckner, as well as the band as a whole, are at the height of their creative powers, so don’t miss the chance to see them live in Ljubljana for the first time in seven years.
With their above-mentioned projects, vocalists and musicians Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug are among the driving forces behind the flowering of the Canadian indie rock scene in the new millennium. The most prominent of these projects is their joint one, Wolf Parade, which released three well-received albums via Sub Pop in the period from 2003 to 2010 – At Mount Zoomer, Expo 86 and one of the best and most influential records of the 2000s, the debut album Apologies to the Queen Mary –, performed with Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse, then went on a break. In 2016, the four delighted loyal fans by reuniting, then followed that with their new, fourth album.
Cry Cry Cry continues the band’s successful formula of insightful lyricism, janky synths, prog-tinged guitar flourishes, an excellent rhythm section and dual vocals that earnestly tackle topics such as mortality, love and Donald Trump – even if through the prism of Leonard Cohen‘s passing the day before the U.S. election. Media such as Drowned in Sound and The Skinny welcomed the comeback warmly, even declaring the album as the best since the group’s debut, and the veteran musicians still put on a proper show. We advise you to mark the June date right now – if you miss the gig, all you’ll be able to do is cry cry cry.
The fierce line-up will be completed by Kranj-based band Le Serpentine, who strike with an intoxicating blend of alternative music, indie rock and dream pop. Their 2015 debut album Ujemi val was named one of the top 10 albums of the year by 24ur.com, and following a short hiatus, the band announced the follow-up Pobarvanka for release this autumn. They introduced the record with the single “Črnobel”, which has already been declared Song of the Week by Val 202, and we’re looking forward to other new treats at the June show.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.