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Sea Wolf – You’re a Wolf by Chris
November 5, 2011, 12:00 AM
Filed under: Rock, Vocals | Tags: , , , , ,

I haven’t posted much indie/folk music on Fuck the Radio simply because I feel that it’s developed it’s own strongly established scene in its own right. Fans of the genre will most likely already be familiar with the more mainstream names like Bon Iver and Morissey (I don’t use the term ‘mainstream’ negatively here, unlike many hipsters that will abandon their favourite band once it’s Facebook page reaches over 1,000 likes in order to look ‘alternative’). Even the most indie-twee-of-twee such as Kimya Dawson (and her anti-folk duo The Moldy Peaches), Joanna Newsom and Antsy Pants enjoy their spot in the relatively ‘popular’ limelight (one only needs to listen to the soundtrack of the film Juno to discover this).

There was a time when I had a *whatever the latest iPod device was* chock-a-block full of indie punk-folk music. I’d spend weekends lying in bed listening to Noah and the Whale (I occasionally do still indulge in the odd listen on Five Years Time), My Little Pony, Laura Marling, Neutral Milk Hotel etc. This was the time that I learned to love music; when I discovered there was a world beyond the ubiquitous pop music that I never quite found accessible. Then came the whole indie-revolution, and suddenly everyone was trying to like the most edgy and obscure bands they could find.

Sea Wolf aren’t particularly edgy- The album Leaves in the River was released in 2007 and they play out much like a Death Cab for Cutie clone. As for obscurity, You’re a Wolf was in shows as popular as Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries… It even plays during a scene in Zombieland. But I think it deserves a more in-depth listen than being the backing track for a movie or television show can provide.

The melodic, dreamy mood shaped by the brilliant bowed strings and Church’s vocals fills your ears with a near euphoric indie-pop sound that has manage to retain it’s listening pleasure to me all these years since my indie-rock phase.

It may not be the most groundbreaking song you ever hear, but put simplistically, You’re a Wolf is a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

Sea Wolf – You’re a Wolf


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