The Wolf Explosion – Send Your Rope EP
free ep (download) self-released 2009
[tags: acoustic, folk, ep, 2009, free download]
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I’m very happy everytime a young band contacts me aksing for a review – and if they make good music you can be sure you will read about them here. And so today’s feature is about The Wolf Explosion from Houghton/New York who made a very nice first step with releasing their debut EP called Send Your Rope short time ago.
The music features mostly two acoustic guitars and vocals and can be considered very stripped down and minimalistic. The strumming style gives an indie feeling to the songs and overall the 5 tracks on the EP are great sing-alongs. Powerwhore is the outstanding track I think, because it combines all the strengths of the band: great vocal melodies, nice acoustic guitar play accompanied by ukulele(?) and a great hovering atmosphere. Sadly the EP gets a little bit weaker to the end because Is Not War is a bit uniform and cannot keep pace with such great songs like the bluesy Swallow, the catchy Isahia 60 with its nice folk pop appeal or the thoughtful Creation Song.
If you are looking for a nice little acoustic EP to have a good portion of fun with, I highly advice you to download the EP for free and if you like the music make a little (or big) donation. I’m looking forward to hear the band in full setting, because they recently found a drummer and a sax player. For further details visit The Wolf Explosion’s MySpace site.