Wolf Parade - Against The Day

Song of the Day
Hosted by Cheryl Waters
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show on KEXP, is "Against The Day" by Wolf Parade, from the 2020 album Thin Mind on Sub Pop.
photo by victoria holt (view set)
written by Janice Headley

Back in 2017, Wolf Parade ended a five-year hiatus with the release of their fourth album Cry Cry Cry. Thankfully, we won't have to wait as long for the follow-up which lands on January 24th via Sub Pop. Get your first taste of the LP Thin Mind with today's Song of the Day. 

“Against the Day” is particularly remarkable, because, for the first time ever, co-frontmen Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug split vocals on the track. 

“Dan told me it was about two vampires exploring the human world,” Spencer said via a press release, adding that he assumed the role of one vampire in his verses.

“I wanted to tell a story about Lovecraftian, geological love passing in a place,” Dan continued. “And two souls that were connected to each other. Every era that they go through, they are always on the outside of culture, always outsiders.”

Check out the track below via a video directed by Scorpion Dagger with contributions from Doctor Octoroc, described as "a post-apocalyptic Wolf Parade listening party." And scroll even further for 2020 tour dates, including a February 11th stop at The Showbox.

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

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