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Two songs from Sunwolf‘s new EP, Angel Eyes, are already loose in the wild, and there’s a good chance that you can hear the other four at tonight’s record-release party at the Velvet Lounge with North Carolina’s Schooner and D.C.’s Harness Flux. (Word has it that the vinyl version of the EP will be on sale tonight; the digital release arrives Oct. 8.) Last month Sunwolf leaked the catchy/ragged “Push It,” and this week it’s pushing “Fire Breathing Tiger,” which is also about a girl, but packs more overtly punky tension. It also contains an excellently snarly lyric by frontman Rob “Kalani” Tifford: “But I can’t remember when we first met, girl/I guess it means I was all you could get.”
Also prominent on the guitar-music tip this week: the release of the album Quadrants by Tereu Tereu, a duo well-versed in D.C. indie-rock history. (Disclosure: Singer/guitarist Ryan Little is a City Paper contributor and a friend.) They’ve got their own record-release show lined up for Saturday at the Rock & Roll Hotel, with D.C.’s More Humans, Falls Church’s Pet Parade, and D.C.’s Bella Russia, the post-rock outfit Maggie Lange wrote about in this week’s One Track Mind column.
Listen to Tereu Tereu’s album below, buy it on Bandcamp, and check out the video of the band performing “Blue Blood,” a track from Quadrants, at DC9 over the summer:
Sunwolf photo by Martina Fornace