We stumbled upon this phrase that was written by some 16th century devotional writer named Samuel Hieron: “Well might they have their eares ticled with some pleasing noise.” And, we’re like, whoah, we think this puritan is talking about us, when we’re listening to Wolf People. As you can tell, we’re still ecstatic about working with the British rock quartet. (Their debut on Jagjaguwar called Tidings, a compilation of their singles, comes out on Feb. 22/23.)
It seems like, before our ears were tickled by Wolf People, Wolf People’s ears were tickled by many others. And Jack Sharp from the band talks about ten albums on the excellent Aquarium Drunkard blog that had some impact on them but that are probably not in your collection. It’s a must read (and listen):
Jagjaguwar’s most recent family members, UK’s WOLF PEOPLE, have contributed a jam to a great psych compilation, A Psychedelic Guide to Monsterism Island. The tune, called “Village Strollin’,” was posted on the great Aquarium Drunkard site today and has a lovely psych-chooglin’ vibe. But, in the words of the great Lamar Burton, you don’t have to take my word for it. Check AD’s post HERE.
Wolf People’s vinyl/digital-only Tidings will be released Feb. 23 on Jagjaguwar. Read about it HERE.
Despite its many and varied benefits for we music obsessives, the digital age of music has also made it fairly difficult to merely stumble upon those best-kept-secrets or have a personal experience with as-yet-undiscovered music, even just for a moment. Everything feels discovered, blogged upon and the only thing new about it is you finding out. So, imagine our delight in finding — and now, presenting unto you — UK’s WOLF PEOPLE. The music of Wolf People comes direct to you with no precedent or connotation other than the volumes of psych-rock history it illuminates, scrambles and refracts in these mysterious songs.
Tidings (Released Feb. 23 in the US and Feb. 22 in the UK) is the first dark and frenzied offering from London’s Wolf People — an alchemistic compendium of English classic rock that has been doused in wine, its pages left red-stained, blurred and melded in the most interesting ways. Listen to album cut “October Fires” HERE.
Tidings serves as an index of possibilities, whetting the appetite for the band’s debut LP, which is due for release on Jagjaguwar later in 2010.
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Barbarian by Moonface
Colour Yr Lights In by Besnard Lakes, The
Breathless by Small Black
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