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A gang of three, four including rock. We Are Wolves create music that’s both free and|honest, like the celestial lightning on the mystic mountain. It’s a post-punk landscape|filled with analogue tree, like rock after the post-modern explosion.
Their primitive sound matches perfectly with the band’s name. It’s animal. Rock and|electro music fans from The Cramps to Add N to X, it’s at the junction of those two|movements that We Are Wolves made their den. In 2005 they released the album “Non|Stop Je te Plie en Deux” on the cult American label Fat Possum. The press soon|followed with articles in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Spin and shows in famous international|festivals like Le Rock dans tous ses états, Les Eurockéennes, Dour Festival, SXSW,|CMJ, Virgin Festival and Osheaga. We Are Wolves had their first North American tour in|Spring 2005 opening for … And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead and The|(International) Noise Conspiracy. A second one came in 2006 supporting the Gossip as|well as solo dates across Canada and the States. They also had a 5 weeks tour in|Europe with Montreal act Duchess Says in Summer 2006.
We Are Wolves are now on a Montreal label and introduced their second full-length|album “Total Magique” on September 4th and in the U.S on October 2nd 2007. This|critically acclaimed album received glowing revues and press in the New York Times,|CMJ Report and Spin Magazine. They were also rewarded with the M-Galaxie Rising|Star (voted by 35 international delegates), a MIMI (artist with the most international|potential), a Bucky Award for Best reason to learn French and 4 nominations for|September 2008’s GAMIQ (Artist and Show of the year). Their first video for “Fight and|Kiss” directed by Jeremie Saindon was voted buzzclip at Musique Plus, got heavy|rotation on the music channels, has been part of International video festivals and has|been selected as part of a Montreal Contemporary Art Museum’s exhibition. After more|than 50 concerts across Canada and the United States at the end of 2007-beginning of|2008, the trio went on tour twice in Europe to showcase their album. In summer 2008,|they were part of the Montreal’s International Jazz Fest festivities and Quebec City 400th|Anniversary. 2008 ends with a second tour across Canada and the U.S and a third tour|of Europe. They then released “Total Magique” in Europe on Republic of Music.
With the end of 2009 came a new album, “Invisible Violence”, which was undeniably|their more ambitious to date. They worked with sound masters Radwan Ghazi Moumneh|(Hotel2Tango) as well as Arlen Thompson and Hadji Bakara, from Wold Parade, who|they will share dates with during the band’s 2010 spring tour. “Invisible Violence” is as|powerful yet chucked full of subtleties, as its name implies: dancy punk walks hand in|hand with meticulously crafted melodies. No wonder it’s got rave reviews from print|publications and blogs alike, Montreal Mirror quoting that: “There’s a precise moment|during Invisible Violence, the latest album from local lupine electro-lovers We Are|Wolves, that signals a surprising and welcome evolution beyond their typically reliable|barrage of krautrock and dance punk. At 3:25 into “Walking Commotion,” the album’s|third track, an acoustic guitar and string section grace what, up until that point, was a|recognizably thumping We Are Wolves tune blending aggressive synths and shouted|vocals.” By bending the format of their music, We Are Wolves is also changing the|shape of things to come. And these things can only be grand.
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