Out of all the inexplicable indie bands on the soundtrack for New Moon, the latest chapter in a certain sparkly vampire epicGrizzly Bear, Thom Yorke, and Bon Iver among othersSea Wolf make the most sense. Sure, the band that named itself after Jack London and appeared on an Augusten Burroughs audiobook doesnt seem like the type to buy into Twilight, but their music fits uncomfortably well. Alex Church plays a kind of warmly intimate, narrative indie folk that sounds like it should be exclusively played in snowed-in cabins in the Pacific Northwest. White Water, White Bloom, the bands 2009 follow-up to Leaves in the River, holds a particularly foreboding attitude that doesnt quite hit average bloodsucking teenager on the broodometer, but rather the more tolerable Saddle Creek folk rock, thanks to help from Bright Eyes collaborator/producer Mike Mogis.
Sat., Oct. 24, 9 p.m., 2009