Just got back from the Wolf Parade show at Webster Hall. When they got started, I was a bit disappointed. They played a new, non-album track that I didn't find all-too-endearing. Their live sound seemed a bit thin -- not nearly as textured as it is on the album. But once they got warmed up and launched into the staples, it turned out to be a very enjoyable show. "Shine a Light," "We Built a New World," "Fancy Claps" and all the other fast stuff were definitely the highlights of the show.
I had no idea that they have two lead singers who split time fairly evenly, sometimes even switching in and out during a song. On the album, it all sounds like the same guy. Strange, but entertaining.
I'm a bit worried that their next album may not measure up to Apologies to Queen Mary. There's not one song on the current album that I find unappealing. But the new songs they played, which had a tendency to drone, all left a bit to be desired. We'll see, I guess.