WOLF FACE is a collective who explore sound and improvisation within the structure of songs. These compositions include growling prehistoric textures, emotive rock anthems, sultry Americana tinged ballads, inventive covers, raw progressive jazz snarls, rocktronica, and delicate chamber pieces.
Jesse Neuman's trumpet ranges from close rough hewn whisper to dizzyingly processed dagger. Saxophonist Peter Epstein coaxes angelic pleas and melodic gems. Vocalist Michelle Casillas lends gorgeous shimmering vocals. Guitarists Oscar Rodriguez and Grey McMurray embrace the songs with lush and screaming loops and soundscapes. Bassist Robert Jost and drummer Jeff Davis are a fortress of preternatural instincts, pushing the band to the edge of it's limits while holding the center. Teddy Kumpel's mixing expertise exploits the timbre of each song individually, eliciting an undefinable palette of sound and style.
WOLF FACE is raging, patient, powerful, and beautiful.
released February 1, 2011
Jesse Neuman (trumpet on 2-4, 6-9, synth trumpet on 4, 5, 8)
Peter Epstein (alto sax on 1-4, 6-9)
Oscar Rodriguez (guitar on 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, organ on 1)
Grey McMurray (guitar on 1, 3, 5, 9)
Michelle Casillas (guitar on 5, vocals on 3, 5)
Robert Jost (electric bass on 1, 2, 4, 6-8, acoustic bass on 3, 5)
Jeff Davis (drumset on 1,2, 4-8, floor tom on 3)
Laurie Frink (additional trumpet on 5 and 8)
recorded by Jim Smith at Saltlands Studio, Brooklyn
additional recording on 8 by Robert DiPietro
mixed by Teddy Kumpel
mastered by Gene Paul
Morning Theft is written by Jeff Buckley
Revival is written by Michelle Casillas
All other compositions written by Jesse Neuman
Thanks to Mom, Dad, Meri, Todd, Laurie, and Ann
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