If you haven’t noticed by now, I have a thing for judging bands based on the band itself, rather than purely on the music. Wool on Wolves is exactly how I wish every band were. The Edmonton-based band’s bio describes them as “the product of an ever-evolving collaboration of five songwriters, a band in which everyone works for the song. There is a thoughtful nature to their creative process: all opinions have the same merit, every idea receives equal opportunity, and everyone contributes to authoring the group’s unique sound.” I love everything about this. They’re not just writing and playing music. They are treating their art with respect and care, something I think is missing from 90% of the music out there today.
It took me a while to decide which song to pick to represent Wool on Wolves. Every song off their sophomore LP, Measures of Progress (which was released on Tuesday), is a piece of work in itself. “Midnight Avenue” was their first single off the record, and the one that has stuck with me the most. Being a fan of more folk-y songs usually, I’m surprised that I’m so drawn to Midnight Avenue. But I guess everyone needs a few killer guitar riffs and brass-heavy bridges every once in a while, right?
Lucky for us Kingstonians (Kingstonites? …who knows) Wool on Wolves is performing at The Mansion on December 7th. I’d better see you all there!