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by Bill Pearis
Hyped UK act Wolf Gang are in town making their first-ever American appearances, playing a free show tonight (10/13) at Santos Party House with Emil & Friends and The Knocks, and then Thursday (10/14) at Glasslands with Acrylics, Safe and Painted Face.
The alter ego of Max McElligot, Wolf Gang make anthemic, danceable pop that really aims for the rafters. Wolf Gang's debut album, due next month, was produced by Dave Fridman, who I'm pretty sure has an "Epic" knob on his mixing desk. It's been turned to at least 8 for new single "Lions in Cages" which you can download at the top of this post. If you like the Arcade Fire or MGMT (there's a little "Kids" in "Lions") or fellow Brit melodramaticists Monarchy, you might want to make your way to one of Wolf Gang's shows.
A couple Wolf Gang videos and flyers and all dates are after the jump.
Wolf Gang - The King and All His Men
Wolf Gang - Back to Back
Wolf Gang - 2010 Tour Dates
Oct 13 - Neon Gold Party - Santos Party House New York, New York, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 14 - Bridgeclub Party - Glasslands Brooklyn, NY
Oct 21 - Hoxton Bar + Kitchen London, London, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 16 - The Basement York, york, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 17 - King Tuts Glasgow, Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 18 - The Foundry Sheffield, Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 23 - The Hope Brighton, Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 24 - Hare + Hounds Birmingham, Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 27 - Unit 22 Southampton, Southampto, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 2 - Thekla Bristol, Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 3 - FAC 251 Manchester, Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM