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Albums Of The Week: Wolf! | Adult Entertainment

Technique, personality and originality join forces on the long-overdue comeback EP from Brooklyn guitar hero Scott Metzger and his instrumental ‘Telecaster rock trio.’

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Wolf! — beloved Brooklyn guitarist Scott Metzger’s “Telecaster rock trio” with bassist Jon Shaw and drummer Taylor Floreth — returns after a six-year hiatus with a new EP Adult Entertainment. Sounding like the love child of Pulp Fiction and The Endless Summer running off together under a full moon, Wolf!’s greasy instrumental rumblings weave together elements of surf, rockabilly, boogaloo and more into delectable bite-sized musical nuggets. As has been Wolf!’s modus operandi since forming in 2014, tone, touch and taste are always front and center.

“We had a Wolf! up and running pretty hard back in 2016. There were two really great albums, a bunch of sold out shows, a few songs licensed to film and television — and then for a laundry list of reasons, some still unclear to us as a band, our attention got pulled towards other endeavors,” explains Metzger. “In 2018, we ducked back into the studio and put down some tracks, but again life just had other plans and the recordings wound up on the back burner. As things started to open up following the pandemic, it quickly became apparent that it was time to finish the EP and get the band back out playing again.”

Recorded at Restoration Sound in Brooklyn and mixed by Chris Connors, Adult Entertainment reimagines Wolf!’s distinct guitar trio approach heard on its first two releases with songs like Ratso and Patty Cake, but expands the concept with Hey Francis, a sludgy, sub-octave guitar rock gem underpinned by a clave rhythm, the lilting exotica of Hawaiian Shirt featuring Marco Benevento on Farfisa organ and the jaunty Gabor Szabo-meets-Bill Frisell set closer Cottonmouth.”