August 8, 2015 by André Pusey
Old news by now for most of you, I know, but just something to get the ball rolling again after a long period of inactivity…
Wolfmother are to release a 10th anniversary edition of their self-titled debut album later this year. The album, commemorating ten years since the October 2005 Australian release of the seminal rock release, will feature all 13 original tracks plus B-sides and previously unreleased demo recordings.
The special deluxe edition of Wolfmother is set to be released on Friday, 25 September 2015. The five B-sides included are ‘The Earth’s Rotation Around the Sun’ (from the ‘Mind’s Eye’ single), an acoustic version of ‘Vagabond’ (from the ‘Woman’ single), the Loving Hands remix of ‘Joker & the Thief’ (from the ‘Joker & the Thief’ single), the MSTRKRFT remix of ‘Woman’ (from the ‘Woman’ single) and the Chicken Lips Malfunction remix of ‘Love Train’ (from the ‘Love Train’ single).
A second disc includes ten demo recordings and five live performances, many of which have not been released (or at least released everywhere) before. Many of the demo recordings from the fabled Velvet Sound Demo, recorded for Interscope Records in a single day prior to the recording of the final album. These have never been officially released, or even made their way into wide distribution (as far as this experienced author is aware, anyway!).
In related news, Wolfmother are set to release their fourth studio album in 2016. Early track titles included ‘Wedding’, ‘City Lights’, ‘Behemoth’ and ‘Simple Life’. The album was produced by Brendan O’Brien. But more on that later, I’m sure…
Wolfmother 10th anniversary edition track listing
Disc one: original album and bonus B-sides:
- ‘White Unicorn’
- ‘Where Eagles Have Been’
- ‘Apple Tree’
- ‘Joker & the Thief’
- ‘Mind’s Eye’
- ‘Tales from the Forest of Gnomes’
- ‘Love Train’
- ‘The Earth’s Rotation Around the Sun’
- ‘Vagabond’ (acoustic version)
- ‘Joker & the Thief’ (Loving Hands remix)
- ‘Woman’ (MSTRKRFT remix)
- ‘Love Train (Chicken Lips Malfunction remix)
Disc two: demos, B-sides and live recordings:
- ‘Dimension’ (demo)
- ‘White Unicorn’ (demo)
- ‘Woman’ (early days demo)
- ‘Apple Tree’ (demo)
- ‘Not Goin’ Home’ (‘Joker & the Thief’ demo)
- ‘Colossal’ (demo)
- ‘Pyramid’ (early jam demo)
- ‘Witchcraft’ (rehearsal room demo)
- ‘Love Train’ (rehearsal room demo)
- ‘Vagabond’ (rehearsal room demo)
- ‘Woman’ (live)
- ‘Tales from the Forest of Gnomes’ (live)
- ‘Mind’s Eye’ (live)
- ‘Dimension’ (live)
- ‘Where Eagles Have Been’ (live)
August 25, 2014 by André Pusey
Available on the band’s new online store, the physical versions of New Crown are just two of many new items fans can purchase, including a wide range of t-shirts, a canvas bag, and a patch.
The New Crown CD is priced at $15 AUD (approximately $14 USD or £8.50 GBP), while the vinyl will cost you $35 AUD (approximately $28 USD or £17 GBP) and comes with a poster. Check out the store for more great Wolfmother merchandise.
May 17, 2014 by André Pusey
Wolfmother have uploaded the full 75 minutes of footage from their performance at the Hangout Music Festival Pre-Party in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 15th to their YouTube channel. The show was made up mainly of hits from the band’s self-titled debut album, as well as one track from Cosmic Egg and a few from recent release New Crown. The full setlist can be seen below.
2. New Moon Rising
4. “I Ain’t Got No”
5. White Unicorn
6. How Many Times
7. Apple Tree
8. Mind’s Eye
9. Love Train
11. Joker & the Thief
April 10, 2014 by André Pusey
Despite its lack of early promotion and marketing, or even a widespread physical release as of yet, Wolfmother’s third album New Crown has charted on the United States Billboard 200 albums chart.
Following on from its success on various iTunes charts around the world, New Crown has crept into the Billboard 200 at number 160; and despite being far lower than both Wolfmother and Cosmic Egg – which reached 22 and 16 on the chart respectively – the position is no doubt impressive for a surprise independent release.
The album has also reached number 46 on the Top Rock Albums chart, and an impressive number 9 on the Hard Rock Albums chart. No official confirmation from any other regions yet, but New Crown is likely to chart in Australia and possibly a few countries in Europe, too.
April 2, 2014 by André Pusey
Wolfmother have announced a number of new shows set to take place in May and June.
Firstly, an additional seven shows have been added in the US, mostly in between the scheduled appearances at the Beale Street Music Festival on May 3rd and the Hangout Festival Pre-Party on May 15th. The band will visit cities including Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; and Atlanta, Georgia.
After returning from their May 24th performance at Mexico’s Machaca Festival, the trio will then return to their home country to perform four shows in four days in Queensland, visiting small venues in Gladstone, Hervey Bay, Harlaxton, and Brisbane before heading out to Europe for their shows in Moscow and London.
Check Wolfmother.net’s tour dates page for full info.