When I was listening to Together Alone I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to be dancing or moshing, and I think that’s exactly the way Lone Wolf likes it. The music is Indie-Rock you can dance to, but with an extra heavy edge. Imagine if Grouplove and Arctic Monkeys had a baby, and then the baby listened to nothing but Angels and Airwaves and the Buzzcocks. It’s not exact, but you’d be in the same musical neighborhood.
The bass really shines on these tracks; it’s the motor that drives these songs forward, and its slightly dirty tone is a joy to listen to. The guitar and bass never double up on a part, and that opens up the guitar for hooks and fills. The guitar lays the reverb on thick, and it brings a spacey ambiance. Other effects, like delay and phaser, bring additional depth and texture to the tracks. The drums are where the fusion of heavy and dancable really shine. It’s the sign of a talented drummer to know exactly what a track needs at any given time, and to be able to turn on your heal to fulfill it. Finally, the thing that took this album from great to amazing for me was the vocals. The dual vocalists on choruses add so much energy to the tracks.
This album is perfect for anyone looking for a Punk album that wouldn’t disappoint a dance floor, or anyone who likes their Garage Rock with a hearty side of Pop.
I recommend listening to this one while waiting for Alex Turner to stop making concept albums, or while dancing alone in your room to comply with social distancing measures.
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