It’s been three years since the last Wolf Parade album, but time hasn’t halted Spencer Krug‘s growth into one of the finest frontmen of the era. Their latest single, “Julia Take Your Man Home” is a hurried, nervous modern New Wave number that will hook you immediately. Krug is going for straight Bowie here, while guitarist Dan Boeckner channels the ghost of “Poptones”-era Keith Levine. Krug adds to this potent dance tune with a lyrical caution to a female friend about her no-good boyfriend. Put all of these elements together, and you have one of the catchiest tunes of 2020.
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