The now mythic trio, We Are Wolves, presents an honest and uncatchable sound; a bit like celestial lightning hitting a sacred mountaintop. Mainly inspired by visual arts, they paint a post-punk landscape, scattered with analog trees. Their primitive approach remains true to their animal of predilection: untamable. Disciples of rock and electronica - it’s at the junction of those two movements that We Are Wolves made their den. In 2005, that fusion materialized itself in the form of Non Stop Je te Plie en Deux on the American label Fat Possum. The press soon followed with articles in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Spin and shows at famous international festivals like Eurockéennes (France), Dour Fest (Belgique), Virgin Festival (Toronto), Great Escape (UK) and LA Weekly Detour Festival (L.A.). We Are Wolves shared the stage with And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Gossip, Gorillaz and Bloc Party. They also played a total of 400 concerts in Europe, USA and Canada.
End of May 2007 brought the single “Fight and Kiss” on Dare to Care Records. They then successively released their second and third full-length albums Total Magique (2007) and Invisible Violence (2009) on the Montreal-based label. Both critically acclaimed albums received good press from the NY Times, CMJ Report and Spin Magazine. After more than 100 concerts across Canada and the United States since the release of their last album, We Are Wolves are ready for more.
Fall 2012, Alexander Ortiz and Vincent Lévesque made an official announcement: Pierre-Luc Bégin, from Montreal’s band Polipe, is their newest member, replacing longtime drummer Antonin Marquis. This new dynamic sets the shape of things to come: the formation is back in studio and ready to offer its devotees a fourth sacrifice on the altar of rock. Scheduled to be released in February 2013, La Mort Pop Club channels indescribable electric fields of post-punk adrenaline. Emerging from an endless trance, the wolves are back on the prowl.
Alexander Ortiz: Vocals, bass, guitar Vincent Lévesque: Keys, drum machine, vocals, percussions Pierre-Luc Bégin: Drums, vocals, percussions
1- As The Moon Sets
2- We Are Made Of Fire (Sisyphus)
6- Moving Fast
7- Snake In The Sand
10- Sudden Little Death
Their fourth album since Alexander Ortiz and Vincent Lévesque formed We Are Wolves at the beginning of the millennium, La Mort Pop Club confirms the tight relationship the band has formed with minimalism. It flirts with fuzzy garage-punk riffs, without putting aside their usual analog experimentation and melodic constructions. A new shade of black, somewhere between brutal and sensitive, built on the outskirts of death.
2. Holding Hands
3. Walking Commotion
6. Reaching For The Sky
7. Me As Ennemy
9. Near Fear
10. La Rue Oblique
11. The Spectacle Of Night
12. Bounty Waterfalls
"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.
It’s atypical of their previous work, yet feels completely logical given the band’s development following their 2007 sophomore breakthrough, Total Magique. (...) [They] credit co-producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh with pushing the band to embrace new sonic textures, resulting in a third album with considerable nuance—an important development given the energetic and brutish dance rock the group had been known for previously. Recording under fewer time constraints over two months this summer, as opposed to "Total Magique"’s inconsistent schedule, might have also given them more leeway to refresh their sound on "Invisible Violence".
It’s been 10 years since the trio casually began noodling around with making music as a means of decompressing between their university studies. The group has been adding influences to their stylistic jumble since then, and although "Invisible Violence" retains their original punk spirit, they’ve managed to incorporate more textures, especially arpeggios, this time around." (Montreal Mirror)
1. Ghislain Poirier - "Diaspora" (We Are Wolves remix)
2. We Are Wolves - "Fight & Kiss" (Ghislain Poirier remix)
On this 12" We Are Wolves and Ghislain Poirier remix the first single of each other’s new album. Ghislain Poirier remixes "Fight and Kiss" while the Wolves take over "Diaspora. Only big beats on this record were the bass is all over. A real gift for the dance floors!
1. Fight and Kiss
3. Some Words
4. Coconut Night
5. I Wrote Your Name On My Kite
7. Walk Away Walk
8. So Nice, So Cold
9. Psychic Kids
10. Teenage Bats & Anthropology
11. Vamos A La Playa
12. The Piper
13. Total solide
"Two years after the great Non-Stop... the dance-punk trio goes delirious on Total magique. Same raw energy on this album than on its previous but we find maturity behind those diabolic rhythms and the singer Alexander Ortiz’ incantations. The production is polish but keeps the soft craziness of the trio. For those who aren’t familiar with the wolf pack, you will be bewitch if you’re fan of The Rapture or Crystal Castles" ICI
1. Fight And Kiss
2. Coconut 155
The trio continues where they left off on “Non Stop Je te Plie en Deux” and delivers two bangers filled with throbbing rhythms and covered with layers of dirty bass, thick synths and urgent vocals. Buy this EP because Coconut 155 won’t be available on the full-length records due this September.