Weekly Special #181b: Werewolves, live at Glasslands on 12.02

Werewolves have synthesized pop, psych, punk, and minimalist noise into a cohesive (yet seemingly chaotic) sound that has the capacity to both elevate and destroy the listener’s mind, often in the same song. The guitars slide between effervescent, chiming tones and fuzzed-out riffs, the baritone bass lines weave counter melodies that propel the songs forward or leave them on end, and the vocals hover over the instrumentation with equal parts croon and nightmarish wail. The band’s newest release, Dance Raincoat Glass (BNS Sessions/Plays With Dolls), revels in these disparate elements. – Read Bill Dvorak full feature on the band here.