by Red Cell
AIDS Wolf sent us a brand new track from their forthcoming album, March to the Sea. “Teaching To Suffer” is a wild, No Wave tune filled with angular, running guitar riffs that threaten to create blisters on the listener’s ears and whacked out femme-punk-fatale vocals reminiscent of Lydia Lunch in her heyday. If the entire album lives up to this track, they have a new classic on their hands.
LISTEN: AIDS Wolf – “Teaching To Suffer” from the album, March to the Sea
FROM AIDS WOLF’s PRESS RELEASE:
AIDS Wolf newest lp titled March to the Sea was recorded in Montreal with legendary Deaccelerationist David Bryant (ex Bliss) in his Griffntown studio. The album was recorded by the last quartet version of the band with Myles “Mountain Guitar” Broscoe on the wing. “March to the Sea” will be released in the fall on Skingraft. AIDS Wolf will also release a collection of remixes of their Throbbing Gristle cover Very Friendly this summer, featuring remixes by John Olson, Nautical Alamanac, Weasel Walter, Jason Forrest and Emeralds. There will be an accompanying video made by Montreal video artist Emily Pellstring. The vinyl is released by Lovepump United.
AIDS Wolf was birthed into the heady days of Montreal’s millennial music scene. Yannick Desranleau (aka Hiroshima Thunder) and Chloe Lum began the band as a 4 piece in 2003. Unlike most of the local units finding fame out in the world beyond Quebec, AIDS Wolf pushed an abrasive, unforgiving and rather unwieldy sound around North America in a battered van. Alexander Moskos (aka the Kozz) joined in 2008. Desranleau, Lum, and Moskos ditched the more typical rock quartet format to work in a novel trio format (drums, guitar through two amps and voice) augmented with (erstwhile forsaken) guitar effects and voice synthesis.
AIDS Wolf has formalized its sound over its years into a tight construction relying on intentional dissonance, polyrhythms and disjunctive compositional forms. The band takes its cues from “classic” New York No Wave, 90’s Midwestern No Wave, vegan cooking, 70’s proto-punk, Beefheartian modes, Ville-Marie school of white elephant architecture, Literature, www.crwflags.com, post-war continental modern composition and their unrivaled network of friends and acquaintances the world over.
The band signed early on to the legendary American noise rock label Skin Graft Records who co-released their debut with Brooklyn’s Lovepump United. In addition to their two full-lengths, The Lovvers Lp and Cities of Glass, they have released countless collaborative and split lps, seven inches and cassettes. 2009 saw the band written about in Billboard Magazine, who, surprisingly, got it, opening for their heroes Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, touring all zones, working on other artistic endeavors (Lum and Desranleau’s art practice Seripop and duo Hamborghinni, Moskos’ Drainolith one man show ect) and generally just getting it done.
You can pre-order the new album here!
The March to the Sea North-American Tour begins Sept 14th and runs through your town.
09.15.10 Wed Pawtucket, Rhode Island @Machines With Magnets w/ An Albatros, Gila Monster, Holy Sheet, Red Mass
09.16.10 Thu Manhattan, New York @ Cake Shop
09.17.10 Fri Brooklyn, New York @ Death By Audio
09.18.10 Sat Baltimore, Maryland @ Golden West
09.19.10 Sun Charlottesville, Virginia @ The Southern
09.20.10 Mon Charlette, North Carolina @ Snug Harbor
09.21.10 Tue Knoxville, Tennessee @ Pilot Light
09.22.10 Wed Atlanta, Georgia @ 529
09.23.10 Thu Little Rock, Arkansas @ RADRADRAD House
09.24.10 Fri Dallas, Texas @ The Nightmare w/ Gang Starr Museum, Orange Coax
09.25.10 Sat Austin, Texas @ Mohawk w/ Computer Jesus Refrigerator
09.26.10 Sun San Antonio, Texas @ Korova Basement
09.28.10 Tue Phoenix, Arizona @ Trunk Space
09.30.10 Thu San Diego, California @ Bar Pink
10.01.10 Fri Los Angeles, California @ The Smell W/ XBXRX, LA DIES
10.02.10 Sat Sacramento, California @ Operation Restore Maximum Freedom X Fest
w/ The Fresh and Onlys, Wounded Lion, Ganglians
10.03.10 Sun San Francisco, California @ El Rio w/ Zulus
10.08.10 Fri Portland, Oregon @ Backspace
10.09.10 Sat Seattle, Washington @ Black Lodge
10.10.10 Sun Vancouver, British Columbia @ Honey w/ Nu Sensae
10.11.10 Mon Missoula, Montana @ Zootown Arts Community Center
10.13.10 Wed Minneapolis, Minnesota @ 7th Street Entry w/ Gay Beast, D Rider
10.14.10 Thus Iowa City, Iowa @ The Town Called White Lighning w/ D Rider
10.15.10 Fri Kalamazoo, Michigan @ The Strutt w/ D Rider
10.16.10 Sat Chicago, Illinois @ The Hideout w/ D Rider
10.17.10 Sun Columbus, Ohio @ Bat Chapters w/ D Rider
10.19.10 Tue Cleveland, Ohio @ Now That’s Class w/ D Rider
10.20.10 Wed Fredonia, New York @ BJ’s Fredonia w/ D Rider
10.24.10 Sun Easthampton, Massachusetts @ Flywheel