After the band broke up Boeckner moved to Montreal, Canada, where he eventually met up with Spencer Krug and helped form the indie rock band Wolf Parade. Boeckner contributes his guitar skills, while also splitting the role of lead singer with band-mate Krug. The band is signed to Sub Pop Records.
When Boeckner is not touring with Wolf Parade, he is working on his newly formed project, Handsome Furs - a band that Boeckner and his then fiancée/now wife, Alexei Perry, formed in the winter of 2005. The duo signed onto Sub Pop Records and released their debut album Plague Park in 2007.
In October 2005, Boeckner was a part of the satirical North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative (NAHPI) and contributed to the UNICEF benefit song "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?". Boeckner also played on Islands' debut album Return to the Sea. He played guitar on the opening track "Swans (Life After Death)" and he played in the "marching band" on the track "Where There's a Will There's a Whalebone".