In The Direction Of The Moon

Songfacts®:

  • This is a song from the third album by Canadian indie rock band Wolf Parade. The tracks were recorded quickly in one take to capture the feeling of the group in performance. Wolf Parade drummer Arlen Thompson told Chart Attack the band were surprised how this multi-layered song turned out. "It was rewritten and rearranged a couple of times," he said. "I think it kind of fell into place, and then we recorded it. And when we listened back to it, we kind of went, 'What the f--k?' It's a pretty strange arrangement. There's a lot going on and I think we didn't really know what we had until we tracked it and listened to it. Then we could kind of take in what everyone else was doing.
    I think it might be one of the hardest songs we've ever written to pull off live, or to pull it off confidently."
  • The album title is a reference to the Vancouver World's Fair. That, according to the National Post, was when the band first laid "the bedrock of their musical aspirations and imaginations."

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