DECEMBER 3, 8PM
WOLFMOTHER has returned from the canyons of L.A with a fusion of freaked out jamming, delicate melodies and gallant rock riffage. Myles Heskett, Chris Ross and Andrew Stockdale are the key holders to the future of all things Wolf -- together they write all their songs while contributing drums, bass/keyboards and guitar/vocals respectively. After years of jamming in anonymity they finally stepped out in public during early 2004, playing shows and signing to Modular Recordings. Later that year the trio released an independent EP that caused ink to be spilled and fans to be won. Then after six months of nonstop Australian and overseas touring it was time to start creating a vast album with a deceptively simple title. Their partner in this conception was producer D. Sardy, catalyst for the likes of Dandy Warhols, Oasis, Autolux, Jet and Helmet. Chris, Andrew and Myles decamped to L.A. in May of 2005 and rented an abandoned Hollywood recording studio called Cherokee for their rehearsal space. In its heyday Cherokee hosted sessions like Pink Floyd’s The Wall but most of its equipment has since been sold or stolen. Even so, from this barren place came lush things as freeform jams evolved into fully formed songs. The complexities of living in the metropolis also helped shape the escapist imagery of Wolfmother -- simple philosophies for complex times. After just two weeks in that cavernous space the band had captured the inspired live performances, which would form the backbone of their debut album. They then spent another month elsewhere in L.A. adding the little touches that help make Wolfmother such a sprawling beast. Throughout this process Myles, Andrew and Chris remained committed to retaining the raw, emotive punch of their live performances. Everything was directed toward capturing “the perfect feeling” rather than “faultless performance.” The result is a record on which reckless abandon and glorious imperfections underpin the most evocative moments.
Tickets are $23.50 plus applicable service charges and go on sale Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m. and are available online at ticketmaster.com or hob.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at (206) 628-0888
Official Website: http://hob.com/tickets/eventdetail.asp?eventid=41402
Added by sherylvanslyke on October 20, 2006