Teaser of the new Wolf People album “Fain”, released 29 April 2013 on Jagjaguwar.
Throughout Fain - the band’s second album - folk melodies meet visceral fuzz-rock, never sounding quite like anyone else specifically, but a unique blend that never coalesced at the time. Led Zeppelin weren’t miles away, but their folk tendencies were more of a detour from the pursuit of swaggering rock & roll stardom. Wolf People take both routes in equal measure, counting influences from the psychedelic Mighty Baby to the delicate tones of Fairport Convention. The Quietus
The album was written in a period deeply influenced by the unexpected death of guitarist Christopher Reimer. Embracing a more organic approach to songwriting in Reimer’s wake, the San Francisco natives’ fifth LP release will see a shift in tone and style from previous efforts. Paste Magazine
With no default mode of music making, but versed in so many, it would be fair to call Ergo a music conceptualist. But the purposeful construction of his writing and production methods are always in the service, rather than at the expense, of the pure joy of what makes a good song.
An intimate Holy Sons performance of “Bed of Nails II” within the collectable confines of Emil Amos’ home studio. The original text accompanying this video has been discarded because the writer got too stoned and high on poppy tea. As a special treat, Emil has also shared the alternate version of this track for stream and download: http://bit.ly/10MFi3X
Not to be mixed with Ólafur Arnalds, Ólöf Arnalds is fellow countrywoman, who was responsible for the wonderful Við og við from 2007. Instrumentalist & Folk singers new one Sudden Elevation on One Little Indian is the first one recorded solely in English and is once again a joy to behold.