Wolf Parade – “Ghost Pressure” & “What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had To Go This Way)”

Following the lovely example set by The National, Wolf Parade has offered up two mp3’s from their forthcoming third album, Expo 86Pitchfork recently asked band co-leader Spencer Krug to sum up the sound of the album:

The question I asked of most of the songs was whether or not I would dance to them. You know in Archie comics when there’s a school dance and you see little cartoon music notes floating out of the PA speakers? I like to think this new record sounds like those notes.

That’s one way of putting it.  On the evidence of the two songs below, they seem to be splitting the difference between their jittery debut and the more expansive At Mount Zoomer.  They’ve also steadily grown into a tight, fierce, utterly danceable juggernaut.  Both tracks are immensely impressive, but “Ghost Pressure” is the bigger surprise: Faith-era Cure getting lost in the Purple Rain.

Expo 86 is out 6/29 on Sub Pop.

Download MP3: “What Did My Lover Say (It Always Had To Go This Way)”

Download MP3: “Ghost Pressure”


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