Wolves In Argyle announce new album Dangereux, stream title track

Official press release:

Oakland, California-based grunge/punk eccentrics Wolves In Argyle will release its debut full-length, Dangereux, this January via Incineration Ceremony Recordings

Produced by alt-rock icon Tad Doyle (Tad, Hog Molly, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) and mastered by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Mudhoney) at Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio, the nine-track Dangereux blurs the lines between punk, grunge, desert rock, and 1990’s Sub Pop alt-rock. A thirty-two-minute sonic white-knuckle ride, recorded “hot,” and reminiscent of the production value of albums such as Nirvana’s Nevermind and Husker Du’s Land Speed Record, with Dangereux the quartet lures its listeners into a film noir-ish sonic and emotional landscape, frothing over with anthemically tuneful songs, boasting shadowy tales of lies, betrayal, and hard-fought enlightenment. 

The name Wolves In Argyle conjures the group’s combined survival instincts to rise beyond their esteemed pedigrees, and to transcend the pain and inner turmoil that initially connected and bonded the four together in the first place. The wording playfully juxtaposes the fierce loyalty of a hunting species within the context of punk rock and ska/rude boy culture, where men and women softened their punk stylings with the whimsical pattern of argyle. Worded together, the phrase slyly conjures the evergreen “wolf in sheep’s clothing” sentiment, perfectly encapsulating the themes of betrayal and deceit lurking within Wolves In Argyle’s music. Fans of Hot Water Music, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Damned, pay heed.

Dangereux will be released digitally on January 18th via Incineration Ceremony Recordings. For preorders visit the label’s Bandcamp. A CD edition will be released on February 22nd followed by a vinyl version on March 22nd, both via the band’s own Argyle Recordings.

In the meantime, check out the band’s previously-released video for Dangereux‘s title track below:

Dangereux Track Listing:

  1. “Dangereux”
  2. “Beautiful Losers”
  3. “Into The Outs”
  4. “Letters Never Sent”
  5. “Next To You”
  6. “Northern Lies”
  7. “Disregard”
  8. “Charlatan”
  9. “Wasteless” 

Wolves In Argyle will play a special record release show on January 21st in Oakland. The band and plans to tour the US later in 2019 including ten-date East Coast tour, seven of which will be filmed for the RiseUp Reality TV Series in May 2019 as well as a week-long tour on the West Coast in July. Details to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Wolves In Argyle is:

Dave Holmes – lead vocals, rhythm/lead guitar
Steve Moriarty – drums, backing vocals
Josh Phillips – lead guitar, backing vocals
Joe Garcia – bass, backing vocals