Wolf Parade On “Indefinite Hiatus”

Wolf ParadeJust days after completing an enormous tour that took them throughout the U.S. and Europe, and just five short months since releasing their third LP, Expo 86, Canadian indie megaband Wolf Parade have announced that they going to take a “serious break” and will go on “indefinite hiatus” after performing a few more shows in 2011.

Rumors of the hiatus began circulating late Friday night after band co-leader Spencer Krugman announced onstage in Toronto that the show would be the last the group would play “in a long time.” Then, over the weekend, an unofficial fan site reported that other band co-leader Dan Boeckner had contacted them to let them know they would be taking an extended break. The news was confirmed yesterday by Boeckner and drummer Arlen Thompson in an interview with Spinner. In Thompson’s words:

“We’ve been going at it pretty hard for the last year, so it’s time to take a rest.”

Presumably, the time away, however lengthy, will give the members more time to devote to their various other projects, including Boeckner’s critically-acclaimed Handsome Furs, who will return to the studio in January to begin cutting their next record.

* Photo by Meqo Sam Cecil

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