“Transition” by We Are Wolves

"Transition" by We Are Wolves is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
We Are Wolves Photo by Christine Grosjean-Carré

We Are Wolves, the Montreal-based project of Alexander Ortiz and Vincent Levesque, are exploding back onto the scene with their first release of new music since 2019 EP La Main de Dieu. Today, the hard-to-categorize musical contrarians share their hot new single “Transition”. It can aptly be described as “dystopian dance-rock,” immediately captivating you with its swelling synth, and willing you to move with the booming drums.”

“Transition” is about the exaggerated surplus of information we’re constantly confronted with,” says the band. “By trying to navigate through this flow and overstimulation, we find ourselves completely lost, polarized, and dissociated from reality. We’re continually in a state of transition, without ever having a grip or foundation to rely on.”

This new album, presented by the band’s longtime label Simone Records, was produced by the band themselves, and recorded in several places: at Death By Audio NYC with noise-master Oliver Ackermann of A Place To Bury Strangers; with esteemed producer Odin Parada while exiled in Mexico; and by Vincent and Alex in their studio. It was mixed in Montreal by engineer Adrian Popovich (SUUNS, DFA1979, Duchess Says).

Featuring guitar contributions from A Place To Bury Strangers/Death By Audio’s Oliver Ackermann and Joseph Yarmush of SUUNS, We Are Wolves harness the sounds of synth rock, garage rock, cold wave, post punk, cumbia, tropical psych, and 90’s alt-rock, achieving a decades- and continents-straddling mixtape in which lyrical themes of confusion and alienation are tempered by the clarity of masterful pop craftsmanship.

Stream “Transition” HERE.


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