Wednesday, June 3, 2015


"Whereas Harm's Way makes its trade in vicious, crunching hardcore, Wolfnote finds the trio looking back to their earliest influences. There are touches of Smiths and The Cure, mixed with a hefty dose of late '80s Chicago punk. This is driving punk rock with a sensitive side, if you will. Alkaline Trio fans, take note."

Chicago trio Wolfnote are now streaming their debut EP, Wolfnote, in its entirety via PunkNews. Listen, here.

Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Bo Lueders and drummer Chris Mills, both of world-touring Deathwish Inc bruisers Harm's Way (on tour now), and bassist Dave Cronin, a former member of Harm's Way, Wolfnote craft perfectly dark, driving, melodic songs, a contrast to the slugfest of their other band. Comparisons to Alkaline Trio and older Chicago bands like Naked Raygun have been flying. The band name classics like The Misfits, The Smiths, and The Cure as influences as well and, no surprise, Lueders' lyrics tell tales of romantic obsessions.

This is an exciting new band in its own right and of course a real treat for any Harm's Way fans open to something new. With the history these guys have together, Wolfnote charges out of the gate on its very first EP, rocking like a fully realized band. 

The Wolfnote EP comes out June 9th on Head2Wall Records (Self Defense Family, Eternal Sleep) and can be pre-ordered now, here. It was recorded by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Exalt) and mastered by Carl Saff (Guided By Voices, Sannhet).