Wolf Colonel : Wolf Colonel EP

chock-full of rheumy bespoke wisdom, blistering new wave tunes with great titles like [B]'The Penguin Entropy Retractor'[/B]

Wolf Colonel : Wolf Colonel EP

You all know Interim Bands, bands whose existence is justified by the absence, temporary or otherwise, of another band they resemble so closely one half expects the IB lead singer to call Dolly The Sheep 'mum'. The tradition of the Interim Band is long, if not necessarily noble. Virtually every '60s British guitar band apart from The Rolling Stones was an Interim Band, thanks to

The

Beatles
first being globally successful and then effectively deciding to pack it in after Candlestick Park in '66. Likewise, [a]Nirvana[/a]'s fitful post-'Nevermind' existence gave rise to scores of hapless IBs, some of whom weren't even as good as Stone Temple Pilots. The ultimate Interim Band of the moment is Shed 7, for obvious reasons of versatility and a complete absence of shame.





To all intents and purposes, Portland, Oregon's Wolf Colonel are Guided By Voices. GBV have a new album recorded and awaiting release. In the interim, Wolf Colonel's debut

EP

features eight songs, none longer than two minutes and some substantially less than one, and each chock-full of rheumy bespoke wisdom, blistering new wave tunes with great titles like 'The Penguin Entropy Retractor', and defiantly basic production values. In fact, it's the meaning of life on two sides of

seven-inch

black plastic. Wolf Colonel and Guided By Voices: trust me, the world is big enough for both.





JAMES OLDHAM

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