SubPop has posted a second Wolf Parade song for download in advance of the Montreal band's forthcoming new record, At Mount Zoomer.
For my money, "Language City" is easily as good as anything on their debut record, Apologies to the Queen Mary. The new album is out June 17, and just over a month later, the band hits the Rialto Theatre in Tucson. (And who knows what some blokes from the frozen north are gonna think of the blistering desert summer. Hopefully we'll have the rains by then.)
"Language City" sounds like a slight departure from the Modest Mouseyness of their Isaac Brock produced debut. It's a zippy song, built around a straightforward piano groove and some shimmering guitar. It's the perfect type of song for a single - catchy enough to burrow into your head and complex enough to reward many, many listens.
Along with the new Portishead, Old 97's Billy Bragg records, At Mount Zoomer one of the ones I'm looking forward to most this year. And catching a band on tour riding a freshly released disc definitely makes for a promising show.
Wolf Parade - Language City
Wolf Parade - Call It A Ritual
Also, Captain's Dead has a whole live show.