Peter Wolf Crier
PETER WOLF CRIER
with special guests
Saturday, March 31, 9:30pn
High Noon Saloon
Tickets: $10 adv and dos
It is not so much a sound as a spirit. You don't need to name it to know it or to trust it. From Minneapolis, MN Peter Wolf Crier's second album Garden of Arms is a document that paints a vivid portrait of all the pain and beauty of growth. Written with the at-home repose demanded by performing a hundred shows in six months, these eleven tracks were nurtured from their hushed origins with a new-found footing of confidence and experimentation. Adapting the tenets of the grinding live show, the duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen transformed the fuzzy distortion, rolling and crashing drums, and laser-focused purposefulness into an intensely dynamic yet supremely polished album.
The lead off track, "Right Away", best exemplifies the band's new direction, a dense and jarring embrace of the immediacy of real personal connection. Later on in the album, restraint is more readily apparent, in tracks like "Settling it Off", where the sonics do not threaten to overwhelm but are instead peeled back to reveal a more subdued, secure sense of direction.
The notion that any one of these songs could be your favorite depending on where your head and heart reside, moment to moment, is the most appealing aspect of this album. Throughout Garden of Arms, swagger is juxtaposed against an icy delicacy, making the scope of the record complex but somehow an easily digestible statement of how Peter Wolf Crier are rolling: a wheel, rusted with unrestrained hope.
Blessed Feathers is the result of restless songwriting by a couple of folks who write and sing songs in the kettled forests of southeast Wisconsin. Together they furiously bang away at their small army of guitars, banjos, accordions, and whatever else they can get their hands on. Come see us in person. Shake our hands. We'd like that.
Jacquelyn Beaupre' plays everything.
Donivan Berube plays everything else.
Jordan Knowles plays percussion, and makes us smile. A lot.
Steev Baker, our ridiculously handsome friend, sometimes plays everything from drums to guitars, bugels and glockenspiels, and he looks damn good doing so.
High Noon Saloon (View)
701 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
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