Dressed Like Wolves – Heaven Is Just Memories, Of A Place I Used To Know

Artist: Dressed Like Wolves

Title: Heaven is Just Memories, of a Place I Used to Know

Released: December 3rd, 2012

Label: Correspondence Tapes

Format: Cassette, digital

Genre: Folk, folk pop, indie, lo fi

Dressed Like Wolves is a project I’ve been keeping an eye on ever since I was introduced to the collective that is Correspondence Tapes.  There’s an amazing pool of awesome music coming from this label; I recall mentioning some time ago on this blog that these releases would be ones to look out for.  So here is another cassette/digital release coming our way in early December from this northeastern England based group.  Let’s dive in!

Band members Rick, Matt and Daniel create something simply magical here, definitely leaning on sounds akin to the Elephant 6 collective.  The vocals are unique and work astonishingly well with the instrumentation.  This is folk pop at its finest.  It’m quickly reminded why I’ve been eyeing this band for so long.

This album divinely showcases eleven tracks, most clocking in at just over three minutes or less.  Songs like “Seams,” “I Heard the Devil,” “Wax House,” “”Nightlight” and “Stories,” are just breathtakingly flawless, wonderfully constructed and well composed.  I admit that it’s hard to find any real low lights on this album.  The songs, though short, pack a punch.

Dressed Like Wolves does well to capture emotion in rich, poetic lyrics and gentle instrumentation.  It’s a shining example of the lo fi- folk pop that’s been slowly emerging to the surface in recent years.  It fits in perfectly with the other releases that Correspondence Tapes has featured and if you’ve been following the label, this will certainly delight you.  I really enjoyed this album.  There’s just something magical about the vocals, the soft guitar and instrumentation and soft atmosphere that make me fall in love with this release.  Seriously folks, check this out!

Scope out the Bandcamp and Facebook pages!

4.9 out of 5.


About Nick H.

I'm a geek for music whether it be on vinyl, CD, 78 or whatever. My goal is to sniff out the greated music on Earth, specializing in the obscure. I make music myself as well, mostly ambient and sound collage (1 album out and a few remixes so far). I work full time as a professional mascot (it pays the pills) but will soon retire, i hope.
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