FEATURE ::: WE WERE WOLVES
WRITTEN by Ashlynn IVY
PHOTO by Randy Edwards
WRITTEN by Michael F. Molina
A music review shouldn't be either: We Were Wolves sounds like _____ meets _____. They are an amalgam of _____ histrionics and _____ (random genre) guitar sounds — our job isn't to play Mad Libs (R.I.P. Leonard B. Stern).
When did we as fans first and reviewers second get so caught up in proving, mostly to ourselves, that we know more about a particular band, style, time period, etc...than everyone else? What really matters? How does the music make you feel? Is it fundamentally sound?
How does this apply to We Were Wolves Lost at Sea EP? The album is simply good. The sequencing is good. The songs are good. The sonic quality is good. No more drawn out simile nor metaphor. The beauty of the Wolves is simplicity. Why should I describe a band that lacks pretense in a pretentious manner. The Wolves play LOUD, FAST, and FUN, and, for the first time in their recorded history, an album has done them justice. Need more? Five masterfully sequenced songs clocking in at just under 15 minutes, the Lost at Sea EP shows the Wolves conquering the one mediocrity that has ailed them in the past. With this proclamation of greatness and the promise of a full length follow up, the Wolves removed any doubt of their dominant position in Beaumont's musical hierarchy.
-Patricia Pestilence w/ Bola Monthly
Desire a simpler explanation? “The album is [expletive] awesome. Buy it,” says Jake Hooker, “Buy a thousand copies.”
The Wolves will host a release party on July 16 featuring DJ Elektrosaurus, Plus More, The Ramblin' Boys, and special guest Houston hip hop group The Niceguys. To stay updated and hear a preview of the EP go to wewerewolvestx.com. We Were Wolves is The Hooker, Dr. Ew, Garbageman, and Ross “the Boss” Gellar.
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