Wolf Parade have parted ways with guitarist/percussionist Dante DeCaro, who joined the band in 2005 after leaving Hot Hot Heat. Wolf Parade made the announcement with a short statement on Twitter: "So, Dante is no longer part of Wolf Parade. After years of tour he's decided to try a new way of living, offstage. We'll miss him & wish him the best. And he's irreplaceable, so we're carrying on as the original 3-piece WP. It's sounding good and we're excited to share new tunes!"

New tunes are likely to be shared at Northwest dates this month in Boise, Spokane, Bellingham, Vancouver, Tacoma, Missoula. Spencer Krug is also planning a solo piano tour later this year.

Dante's backup vocals and stage presence were a big part of Wolf Parade's live appeal, he'll be missed in the band.