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Wolf People Announce Sophomore Album – ‘Fain,’ Stream First Single

Wolf People ring in 2013 with their sophomore album, Fain. Out April 30, the album was recorded in an isolated house located in the rainy countryside of Yorkshire Dales. They could not have picked a better atmosphere to put these new songs to tape. Available for your listening pleasure is the first single “All Returns” – listen above.

“Seemingly inspired by a dream in which an acquaintance of Jack Sharp looked into the songwriter’s eyes and picked apart the vagaries of his soul, it’s a typically bewitching, otherworldly return from the group.” Clash on “All Returns”

You can see Wolf People live at the end of March! They are playing three shows: Bedford’s Esquires on the 28th, Preston’s The Continental on the 29th and Sheffield’s Queen’s Social Club on the 30th.

Wolf People’s Tidings Re-released on CD Today!

Originally released on vinyl in February of 2010, Tidings is officially available in CD format today! The Line of Best Fit calls it, “a relaxed and fluent assemblage, entwined in a gorgeous psychedelic, blues rock holy matrimony.” Created before the band’s actual formation by frontman Jack Sharp, the album features a slue of experimental endeavors that lead up to what is now known as Wolf People. “Tidings then, is a journey down a strip of tape from one reel to the other. Yes, it’s a little warped and damaged, but that’s what gives it its character; the insane parts make the most sense of all,” says Tiny Mix Tapes. Get it on CD or LP HERE!

Watch Wolf People’s VPRO Session At Eurosonic, UK Headline Tour Imminent

As part of their rapturously received inaugural trip to mainland Europe recently, Wolf People filmed a half hour live session for the good people of VPRO. Watch the footage below. Heavy lampshade, dudes!

Our premier English psych-folk-rockers will embark on their first UK headline tour next month. To celebrate, Jagjaguwar will release BBC radio favourite Silbury Sands on seven inch vinyl and digital formats, backed with exclusive B-side Dry.

Wolf People Tour Dates:

February 13 Nottingham, Bodega
February 14 Bristol, Cooler
February 15 Brighton, Prince Albert
February 16 London, Cargo
February 18 Oxford, Jericho Tavern
February 19 Manchester, Deaf Institute
February 20 Leeds, Nation Of Shopkeepers
February 21 Sheffield, Harley
February 22 Glasgow, Captain’s Rest

Wolf People’s Joe Hollick & His Art

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As mentioned previously, Wolf People guitarist Joe Hollick is not only a super shredder; he’s also, in a sense, Wolf People’s art director, designing the band’s album art and flyers. For the singles compilation, Tidings, released on Jagjaguwar earlier this year, Hollick made miniature paper models of vintage amplifiers. The authenticity and detail are unbelievable.

For the band’s full-length debut, Steeple, due Oct. 12 on Jagjaguwar (Oct. 11 in the UK), Hollick went a different, more abstract, more experimental route. He worked with glass and acrylics to try and achieve the earthy themes of the record. I’ll let Hollick himself talk about it (below). First, take a gander at the cover above and look close for the little blood orange steeple in there.

From the desk of Joe Hollick, discussing the process and inspiration behind the artwork for Steeple:

“I tried to do something illustrative orginally, but it just wasn’t working, as soon as I try and illustrate something it tends to start looking like a pastiche, as if I’m blatantly trying to attach imagery to the music, forcing it. I don’t class myself as an artist in the slightest so it was quite a push to get things going. I also got really fed up with computers, I like using them for the output stage of things, but for creating in them I find them hard work. Much of my day job involves the damned things, so any chance outside of that to go a bit mad and get my hands dirty is welcomed. I would never ever get a chance to work like this elsewhere so I wanted to try something new.

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Psych-Rock Tour of 2010 Begins Today

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Since the very moment Jagjaguwar brought UK’s Wolf People into the label fold, the tour pairing of Black Mountain and Wolf People was slated as a “Must Happen” on our label dream list. Well, friends of rock, that  wondrous day has come. Today in Oxford, UK, the stoner jam behemoths get together for a 7-date run of all that is right and hirsute and unkept in the rock world. Boogie on.

Fun Fact: Wolf People’s own Joe Hollick created that killer poster featured above. Probably on his coffee break or something. Joe handles all the Wolf People album art. And well, he kind of nails it most every time.

Black Mountain release Wilderness Heart on Sept. 14, and Wolf People release their first proper full-length, Steeple, on Oct. 12.

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Crown The Pines by S. Carey

Foxygen
San Francisco, CA - The Chapel

S. Carey
New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge  w/ White Hinterland

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