for questions, comments, an interview or photo inquiries please contact Ashley

original site launched April 1, 2004, .com relaunched October 1, 2004

Special THANKS to all the bands, managers and publicists who have helped contribute to the site. Your help is appreciated, and your feedback is always welcome.
home
photo
gallery
submissions
links
staff
wigpr
myspace
calendar
press
locals
editor's note
archives
Sea Wolf
Get to the River Before it Runs too Low
by Adam Toth
07.15.07

Sometimes I wonder why bands release EPs instead of full albums. There are usually a few basic reasons: they didnít have enough songs for a full length, they wanted to release a ďsingleĒ independently of the full album and throw in a few b-sides to make for a pre-release EP, or that theyíre just starting out as a band and want to focus on just a few songs and make sure they sound as impressive as possible and show no weakness. Iím going to go with the latter, because, otherwise, Sea Wolf should be definitely releasing a full length.

Get to the River... is one of the better EPs Iíve heard in a very long time. Itís probably my favorite since I reviewed Joemca in the winter. Each song follows a similar sound, but also varies just enough to keep them from drowning together. Iím a sucker for a good songwriter, and Sea Wolf has caught my attention. Probably the only negative to this album is how frigginí short it is. For a band this good, only be able to listen to them for less than 20 minutes is a killer. Youíll just want it to keep going and end up cursing out the band  that you were just praising. Thatís why I can only hope this is a sign of things to come.

Another little thing Iíd like to point out / got a kick out of is Sea Wolfís quirky little wolf obsession. The first song in the debut EP, "Youíre a Wolf," might be a good example of that. Itís actually a great song, meaningful, and especially perfect for an intro song, but I still canít help but chuckle when the line is delivered ďYouíre a wolf, boy.Ē

With the exception of the wolf reference in not only their songs, but their MySpace page as well, Sea Wolf is nothing of a joke. This band is for real, and their songs are not only very moving but painted with a stroke of artistic genius. In fact, I hesitate to write anymore because I donít feel Iíll do this band justice, but trust me in that Sea Wolf belongs on your CD shelf, iTunes library or whatever you use. I can see indie rock fans of all types flooding towards Sea Wolf in the future, but if youíre a fan of outstanding singer songwriting talent, especially the likes of anything from Andrew Bird to Elliott Smith, youíll especially enjoy Sea Wolf.

More on Sea Wolf: www.seawolfmusic.com / www.myspace.com/seawolf.