After returning to tour (we caught them at both Bowery Ballroom and Northside Festival) and an EP, Wolf Parade solidified their return this year with their new album Cry Cry Cry (released via Sub Pop). The album is a fine return to form for the band and it brought them back to us on October 21 for a packed performance at Brooklyn Steel.

Opening the show was New York’s very own Charly Bliss who we’ve seen a few times this year in support of their awesome debut offering Guppy (released via Barsuk Records). Their energetic performance featured many of the albums highlights as well as a few new songs as well, a hint that the band have no sign of slowing down.

There was a point in time where I was staring to give up hope that Wolf Parade would ever return, let alone release a new album that was not just passable, but an album that fits in proudly amongst the rest of their discography. The band are in top form as a live band and put their chops on full display at Brooklyn Steel to an adoring audience.

Now with four album it’s tough to find a balance of equality between each albums, no matter what a few songs that should be played are going to be left on the back-burner. But Wolf Parade did give us a fair share off all their best songs, with a good chunk coming from their still perfect debut album Apologies to the Queen Mary, all of which were particular highlights. One particular memorable moments from the show was when Spencer Krug confirmed that regular set closer “King Of Piss and Paper” from the new album was indeed about President Trump which only made their epic performance of it that much sweeter.

Find photos and the setlists for both Wolf Parade and Charly Bliss posted in the gallery below.

Charly Bliss:

Charly Bliss Setlist:

1. Percolator
2. Westermarck
3. Ruby
4. Urge to Purge
5. Scare U
6. New Song
7. New Song
8. Gatorade
9. Black Hole
10. DQ
11. Julia
12. Glitter
13. Love Me

Wolf Parade:

Wolf Parade Setlist:

1. Lazarus Online
2. Soldier’s Grin
3. Grounds for Divorce
4. You’re Dreaming
5. Valley Boy
6. Incantation
7. Fine Young Cannibals
8. Cloud Shadow on the Mountain
9. Flies on the Sun
10. Baby Blue
11. This Heart’s On Fire
12. I’ll Believe in Anything
13. Weaponized
14. King of Piss and Paper


15. Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts
16. Shine a Light
17. Dinner Bells

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