RIYL: Handsome Furs, Moonface, Frog Eyes

Label: Sub Pop

After their limited success with Cry Cry Cry, the original trio is back with Thin Mind. Crisp, personal and synth dominate, the album will definitely raise some eyebrows. Thin Mind‘s singles are catchy and the album, although build on dark overtones, is light and somehow feels like an uplifting mantra to change and contentment. There are two variant currently, the ‘Loser’ edition and the Canadian alternative cover (With “Tim Horton’s” on the cover). Grab your fancy. Going for the US version? Subpop has cheaper shipping.

Every moment spent gazing at our screens is oversaturated with content, an ever-accelerated news cycle conditioning our ever-decreasing attention spans. The struggle to stay present, and to foresee a clear, sustainable future, feels very real.

Wolf Parade address this phenomenon head-on with Thin Mind, the band’s 5th full-length and second to be produced by John Goodmanson (Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Unwound).

“Thin Mind refers to the way that being around too much tech has made our focus thin,” says keyboardist Spencer Krug.

“It’s opening one more page, scrolling one more thing,” adds guitarist Dan Boeckner, “and the weird, sort-of hollow automaton feeling that you get from it.”

“This record is very personal, but at the same time, we’re all coming from the same place of a general sense of anxiety,” says drummer Arlen Thompson. “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? There is no normal anymore.”

Thin Mind marks a return to the original power trio of Dan, Spencer, and Arlen, following multi-instrumentalist Dante DeCaro’s amicable departure from the group in 2018, after the conclusion of their world tour supporting Cry Cry Cry. […] – Sub Pop

The Details

Loser Edition Colour Variant & Canada Edition Alternate Cover w/ Clear Vinyl Variant
Release Date: January 24, 2020
Format: 12" Vinyl

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Price $21

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