It’s impossible to keep track of all the bands over the years that have slipped through the cracks on the verge of breaking through to their deserved level of notoriety. One band that exemplifies the meaning of “overlooked” is Wolf & Bear, who have been chugging away for more than half a decade.
The act’s sole album, Everything is Going Grey, doesn’t have a MOMENT of bland within it. There is no standout track, as the band keeps the listener guessing with frenetic runs and curveballs left and right. Their 2019 release, EP, keeps the trend going with four more divine pieces of art. What makes Wolf & Bear’s music special is its unpredictability matched with its versatility, with its tendency to possess both fast-paced riffs and infectious clean-vocal choruses.
2020 is going to be the defining year for Wolf & Bear, as their teased studio photos on their socials revealed an incoming, anticipated sophomore album. The best piece of news, though, is that during Dance Gavin Dance’s monstrous Afterburner tour rescheduled to this fall, Wolf & Bear will be opening every date (with bassist Tim Feerick pulling double duty every night!). This is undoubtedly the band’s biggest opportunity yet, giving them room to make an impression on thousands of prospective, like-minded fans.
This hardworking band is set to get their payoff this year, and I cannot wait to get a listen on this new record! Keep your eyes on this band.