Wolf Eyes - Undertow

  • Wolf Eyes - Undertow

Wolf Eyes - Undertow


FormatCD & LP
Released24th March 2017
Catalogue LFLP001
Barcode 5060384611815

Times of chaos ring the bells for the newest sea-bottom R&B sound lurch from radical sonic artists WOLF EYES. The USA’s longest-running homemade primitive electronic poetry & vibes trio launch another scotched taped nuclear audio front on humanity. The 2017 release Undertow finds the trio diving into new depths of the electronic and free jazz infected world. A world they created themselves from scratch, running over the course of two decades.

Formed in 1996 in Detroit, Michigan, WOLF EYES have recorded for Sub Pop,Troubleman Unlimited, De Stijl and most recently Jack White’s Third Man label, as well as their countless self-released documents of audio destruction and micro-run slabs of noise. The band has an inzane history of collaborations, side projects and solo outputs. While staying consistently road-hardened they’ve shared stages with everyone from Sonic Youth to Anthony Braxton to Andrew W.K. to Aphex Twin to Morton Subotnick. The Wolf boys also continue to play gigs with all like-minded outsider stoner/loner freaks in the world’s basements, from whence this beast originally emerged.

LOWER FLOOR MUSIC is a brand new imprint dedicated to the group’s cultural vision. The Lower Floor Music label will be curated by Wolf Eyes and feature both new and archival visions from the band as well as work by like-minded artists.

+ The vinyl edition of the album comes with an A2 fold-out newsprint poster featuring the epic album artwork on one side and a band written zine on the other side, comprising of a highly entertaining 2002 tour diary, and reviews of some key small-run tape and CD-R releases in the Wolf Eyes back catalogue written by band member John Olson (who recently published Life Is A Rip-Off with Third Man Books, in which he reviewed a record a day for a year!).

+ Also whilst stocks last, we have some bonus CDs to pass on.  Right In Front Of You is a lost Wolf Eyes album comprised of crude 'n' blasted recordings mixed fast & wild from a session of which the master tracks are otherwise 100% GONE, deleted, nowhere to be found. Strange & singular in the Wolf catalog, these barbaric subterranean sonic specters are forever frozen in their paranoid state. Indicative of a Wolf live vibe existing briefly between their last proper missive I Am A Problem and the latest Undertow, this scratch inside your head is a subtle and scary malfunction.
Artist Wolf Eyes
Filed Under Indie & Alternative