What's enters everyone's mind when it comes to the Montreal indie giant, Wolf Parade, is how the band jumps between the Keyboard player, Spencer Krug's, rhythmic bass-lines and the guitarist, Dan Boeckner's, crunchy rock n' roll motif. - Not only do they both compose songs for the band, but also they are both lead singers. They also are both members of bands outside of Wolf Parade: Spencer in an art rock band - Sunset Rubdown, and Dan in a punk indie band - Handsome Furs. Knowing the fact that the band is like a mixed candy jar, it's always amazing to hear and feel how cohesive their sound is. - The solid beat created by the bass and drums coalesce so smoothly into a melody that is both sophisticated and hard edged with its subtly distorted guitar riffs.
They played tunes not only from the new album - Expo86, including "Ghost Pleasure", and "What did my lover say", but also their high energy standouts from previous albums, including "I'm believing in anything", and "It's a curse" to keep the crowd boogieing. As I only knew their early hit songs, I especially liked when the performance got chunkier and grungier with newer songs by Dan, the guitarist - I guess I prefer his style.
The show was nothing short of engaging - the energy and passion of the crowd brought on a number of body surfers - it was a fun scene. Their encore included the hit song "Shine a light". The audience couldn't stop dancing their asses off until the very last minute of this final tour performance.