Sea Wolf: Get to the River Before It Runs Too Low

seawolfep.jpgI know Picasso has been all over Sea Wolf from the get-go, leaving me – yet again – woefully behind the curve.

Another “wolf” band name notwithstanding, Sea Wolf’s Get to the River Before It Runs Too Low EP is magnificent. Most notably, the EP’s opener, You’re a Wolf, has captivated me – the hypnotic opening guitar lines, the way the strings melt over the arrangement, Alex Brown Church’s repetitive/catchy singing of the song’s verses. Then dig the third verse – about that damn gypsy woman – when the snare drum becomes more pronounced and the cello bounces back and forth.

The rich instrumentation never allows Church to wither into an acoustic singer-songwriter cliche. Production by Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Band of Horses) doesn’t hurt. Only one problem: You’re a Wolf is so good at track No. 1, the rest of the EP is getting unfairly ignored.

Buy Get to the River … at Dangerbird Records.

  • Sea Wolf | You’re a Wolf

SPEAKING OF Dangerbird bands (segue!), I’ve posted a Silversun Pickups B-side, Mercury, over at Circa 45.

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