Wolf Eyes - Dread
“Necessary reissue of this crucial side by the greatest underground band of your lifetime. Still sounds like nothing else.” - David Keenan (This Is Memorial Device / Volcanic Tongue)
Originally released on Hanson Records, American Tapes and Bulb Records in 2001. A sought after early Wolf Eyes album back on vinyl and CD for the first time in 17 years.
Filters circuit bent electronics, fried dub and the dystopian proto-punk of Cabaret Voltaire and Suicide through a distinctly Midwest USA sensibility. The result is a freak classic for the ages.
This release continues to establish Lower Floor Music as a new home for the Wolf Eyes’ cultural vision, highlighting both new and archival work. Last year the label was minted with the release of their harrowing ‘Undertow’ album and the slowed down techno-meets-freeform jazz devastation of the follow-up ‘Strange Days II’ 12”.
This is the latest fork in a path the band started forging in 1998, releasing a massive amount of small run DIY basement recorded tape and CD-R missives, as well as higher profile albums for the likes of Sub Pop, Third Man and De Stijl.
The vinyl edition comes with a double-sided fold-out A2 newsprint poster and digital download code. Bonus track ‘Sandpapered Eyes’ included as a ‘hidden’ track on CD and on the digital download card with the vinyl format.