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Wolf & Moon’s debut album Before It Gets Dark is their most adventurous release to date

Wolf & Moon are a duo like no other. With their dreamy brand of folk music in tow, the two roaming musicians have travelled the world for years now, and in that time, they’ve crafted an incredibly immersive sound for themselves. Their music feels at once familiar and fresh; nostalgic and adventurous.

Now, the band are gearing up to release their debut full-length album Before It Gets Dark; undeniably their most ambitious and explorative project yet.

Listening to Wolf & Moon is an experience like no other. There debut full-length album Before It Gets Dark is a perfect showcase of this.

Before It Gets Dark is a wonderful melting pot of sounds. With Stefanie and Dennis’ intertwining vocal lines, and lush, boundless instrumental arrangements, the album is difficult to place your finger on. They take elements of folk, dream-pop, and indie-rock to create something uniquely their own.

Album opener Before is an open field of rich sonic textures, as Wolf & Moon create something that feels simultaneously relaxed and energetic. This conflict between dynamic energy and dreamy peacefulness becomes a recurring theme of the album.

Getaway is undoubtedly one of the album’s strongest tracks, showcasing the duo’s penchant for crafting addictive vocal hooks. Again, Getaway flaunts an infectious craving for adventure, while remaining grounded in a blissful tranquility. Wolf & Moon’s ability to balance between these two themes is arguably their music’s most endearing quality.

By the time the album’s slow-burning closer Wildebeest reaches its conclusion, you’ll have been roped in completely to Wolf & Moon’s hypnotic music. You, like the band, will balance gracefully between adventurousness and peacefulness. Listening to Wolf & Moon is an experience like no other.

This is only the duo’s debut full-length release, but they’ve hit a home-run. Here’s hoping we won’t have to wait long to hear what they deliver next.

Before It Gets Dark is out January 25th through all streaming services. For now, listen to singles Getaway and Nowhere & Everywhere above.


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January 21, 2019