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Divine Fits: A Thing Called Divine Fits

It seems as though “supergroups” have become the latest trend in rock music. Each year, scores of musicians are setting aside their traditional outputs and collaborating on releases with contemporaries or like-minded thinkers. The autumn of 2012 brings forth Divine Fits. In the accompanying press notes for their debut album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, the wise Gerard Cosley warns listeners to not judge the band’s music by its’ members prior output.

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Moonface: With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery

Buried beneath the clunkiness of this project’s name is Spencer Krug, well-known as the noodling, keyboard-playing, co-leader of Wolf Parade.  Yep, you remember them: the versatile Canadian indie-rock outfit who rocked hard over the course of a handful of solid albums and EP”s before taking an indefinite hiatus last spring.

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Announcement: Sasquatch! Festival

The Sasquatch! Festival will return to The Gorge in George, WA over Memorial Day Weekend boasting a lineup jammed packed with indie faves who are on major labels such as Wilco, the Flaming Lips (performing The Soft Bulletin plus more), Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, Chromeo, The Decemberists and the Foo Fighters.

Four-day all-inclusive passes are currently available for $285.

[via Pitchfork]

READ ON for the full initial lineup…

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Wolf Parade: Expo 86

With Expo 86, Montreal’s Wolf Parade has expanded their electro-pop indie rock in size and scope while delivering danceable efforts that their fans will devour.  Guitars and keyboards sound grandiose over wordless choruses; large enough to fill up some arenas that band is on the road to headlining.  Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug are the most cohesive as song writers they have been in this bands career, coalescing easily throughout and making it more difficult to recognize who wrote which song.

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Handsome Furs: Plague Park

Most engaged couples spend their time gearing up for the big day by auditioning wedding singers, tasting cakes, and picking out the right invitations.  Wolf Parade guitarist Dan Boeckner and poet-fiancée Alexei Perry, however found the time to write a stark, moody album with little more than a guitar, a drum machine, and their combined imaginations.

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The Glide 20: Our Top Albums of 2005

Just as we do every year, Glide has chosen the twenty albums that appeal to us as the strongest artistic statements of the year, representing both our diverse content and readership. Our 20 For 2005, plus a dozen disappointments.

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Wolf Parade: Apologies to the Queen Mary

You can blame The Arcade for Montreal suddenly losing the biggest secret in rock title. And you can blame The Arcade Fire for bringing art rockers Wolf Parade out on tour and transforming them into the North Country

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