Entertainment Magazine

House of Wolves Takes a Page from Sufjan Stevens’ Book [free Mp3]

Posted on the 06 October 2011 by Thewildhoneypie @thewildhoneypie

151051 181634781853570 168648389818876 678263 4423122 n HOUSE OF WOLVES TAKES A PAGE FROM SUFJAN STEVENS BOOK [FREE MP3]

Photo Credit: Lauren Farmer

Rey Villalobos, the man behind House of Wolves (@houseofwolves1), is a welcome new voice in the world of alt folk, though his debut album, Fold in the Wind, is certainly not without comparisons. There are moments which, if heard out of context, sound exactly like a Sufjan Stevens b-side or an unreleased track from Elliot Smith. But really, who’s complaining?  If you’re going to have musical influences, it might as well be those two.

Villalobos’ vocals may be unusually similar to those alt-folk powerhouses, but his songs are most certainly all his own. There’s always a lyric or melody that truly hooks me when I explore new music, and “50’s” was a beautiful combination of both. The vulnerability in his voice and the raw nature of this recording make it nearly impossible to remain impartial — the audience either loves it or dislikes it, though more often than not it appears to be the former. With only one new album under his belt, Villalobos is already touring throughout Europe and has played with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Blind Pilot, Kaki King, Fanfarlo and others.

Some other highlights from Fold in the Wind include “Flight”, a simple, piano-and-strings song that packs a big emotional punch in 1:55, and “Love Labored Lost”, a particularly Elliot Smith-esque track that slowly layers finger-picked guitar, hand claps and trumpets. The intimate nature of these demo-style recordings and many other tracks on the album, make the listening experience that much more engaging and powerful.

The entirety of Fold in the Wind is streaming on House of Wolves’ Bandcamp and the track “50’s” is available for free download.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Taming Shakespeare

    Taming Shakespeare

    It hardly seemed credible, from what I heard in high school, that anyone would read Shakespeare if it weren’t required. I’m not completely naive, but I do wonde... Read more

    10 hours, 33 minutes ago by   Steveawiggins
    POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY
  • Three Against Two the Tambuka Way

    Western music is based on so-called duple rhythms, patterns of two or multiples of two. There are triple rhythms as well, the waltz for example, but they... Read more

    11 hours, 29 minutes ago by   Bbenzon
    CULTURE, PHILOSOPHY, SOCIETY
  • Downsides of Diet Culture

    Downsides Diet Culture

    Picture of a adorable pug named Biscuit walking toward the camera saying “If I want the Food Police I’ll call Pie-1-1”Today a new blog reader asked me “I’ve... Read more

    12 hours, 5 minutes ago by   Danceswithfat
    DIET & WEIGHT, FITNESS, HEALTH
  • Money, Museums and Men

    Money, Museums

    On the second day of our London jolly, we were planning to take in the view from the Shard, until we realised it was thirty quid a piece. Read more

    12 hours, 28 minutes ago by   Jackscott
    DIARIES, EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Shopping in Sarojini Nagar? Here Are 15 Things You Must Know Before You Go.

    Shopping Sarojini Nagar? Here Things Must Know Before

    Planning to visit Sarojini Nagar and have some questions about it? Check out all 15 questions I have covered in here. 4 of them will help you by the best clothe... Read more

    12 hours, 34 minutes ago by   Shoppingaholic
    HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE, SHOPPING
  • A Ripple Conversation With Rob "Blasko" Nicholson

    Ripple Conversation With "Blasko" Nicholson

    Let's start with your name and what you do.Let's have it. - Blasko. I wear many hats, but most commonly I am the bass player for Ozzy Osbourne. Start at... Read more

    13 hours, 59 minutes ago by   Ripplemusic
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • #LondonWalks Walk Of The Week: The Rock'n'Roll Pub Tour With LIVE Music...

    #LondonWalks Walk Week: Rock'n'Roll Tour With LIVE Music #RollingStones Special!

    On Sundays we pluck just one walk from the vast London Walks repertoire and put it centre stage. You can check out the full schedule at www.walks.com. Read more

    14 hours, 2 minutes ago by   Lwblog
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL

Magazines