Wolf Parade announce new album Thin Mind, share “Forest Green”: Stream

The Canadian indie rockers will also tour North America early next year

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Wolf Parade, photo by Pamela Evelyn & Joseph Yarmush

    Wolf Parade have officially announced their fifth studio album. Dubbed Thin Mind, it’s expected to hit shelves January 24th through Sub Pop.

    The follow-up to 2017’s Cry, Cry, Cry consists of 10 songs, all of which were written at Disque, a barn-turned-studio in the forests of Vancouver Island. It was then produced by John Goodmanson, known for his work with Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney.

    According to a press statement, the new album’s title is a reference to society’s total dependance on electronic devices. “Thin Mind refers to the way that being around too much tech has made our focus thin,” keyboardist Spencer Krug explained.

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    “How do you deal with the constant barrage of having your opinions swayed by all these different actors when you don’t know who they are or what their purpose is?” added drummer Arlen Thomas. “There is no normal anymore.”


    Thin Mind features the band’s previous single, “Against the Day”, from October. It’s also being previewed today with a track called “Forest Green” that’s streaming below.

    Pre-orders for Thin Mind have begun. To coincide with the album’s announcement, the Canadian indie rockers have expanded their 2020 tour plans to include a North American stint. Tickets for these new shows go on sale Friday, November 15th, and will be available here.

    Wolf Parade 2020 Tour Dates:
    01/27 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    01/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    01/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
    01/31 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
    02/01 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
    02/03 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    02/04 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
    02/05 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
    02/07 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
    02/08 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    02/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    02/11 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    02/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
    02/16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
    02/17 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
    02/18 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
    02/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    02/22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    02/23 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    02/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    03/02 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg
    03/03 – Hamburg, DE @ Knust
    03/04 – Berlin, DE @ Gretchen
    03/06 – Cologne, DE @ Club Volta
    03/07 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
    03/08 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
    03/09 – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain
    03/10 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
    03/11 – London, UK @ The Dome
    03/13 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
    03/14 – Manchester, UK @ YES
    03/15 – Dublin, IE @ The Button Factory


    Thin Mind Artwork:


    Thin Mind Tracklist:
    01. Under Glass
    02. Julia Take Your Man Home
    03. Forest Green
    04. Out of Control
    05. The Static Age
    06. As Kind as You Can
    07. Fall Into the Future
    08. Wandering Son
    09. Against the Day
    10. Town Square

    Guitarist Dan Boeckner appeared on This Must Be the Gig last year and discussed his work in Wolf Parade. Revisit the episode below.

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