Sea Wolf 

Songs for the Dead

Songs for the Dead
Out of all the inexplicable indie bands on the soundtrack for New Moon, the latest chapter in a certain sparkly vampire epic—Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke, and Bon Iver among others—Sea Wolf make the most sense. Sure, the band that named itself after Jack London and appeared on an Augusten Burroughs audiobook doesn’t 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 band’s 2009 follow-up to Leaves in the River, holds a particularly foreboding attitude that doesn’t 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


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