If you're a Vancouver indie music fan with a penchant for strings and horns, you may already be familiar with the chamber rock troupe 41st and Home. If so, you'll be excited to learn that, on July 12, the group will drop a new EP called Raised by Wolves.
According to a press release, it was recorded during an intensive session in a garage studio. On the release's seven songs, "Rich organ and harmonium lines mingle with driving guitar riffs, rollicking percussion, elegant string arrangements, and bold trumpet, French horn, and cello textures to create a sound scape as exciting as it is contemplative."
It was produced by the band's own bassist George Knuff, and is said to range between "sprawling stadium anthems and intimate ballads."
Singer/guitarist Thom Kolb explained, "We wanted to create something richer, larger, more ambitious" than the band's 2010 release Left in Places. You can hear what this sounds like by listening to the sweeping new single "Gorbachev," which blends a dramatic orchestral arrangement with Cold War-themed lyrics. Check it out in the player below.
Raised by Wolves will be available on CD, vinyl and digital formats, and you can pre-order it now from Bandcamp.
In the meantime, 41st and Home are participating for a second time in the Peak Performance Project, a Vancouver-based battle of the bands contest with a $100,500 grand prize.
Raised by Wolves:
2. "Modern Medicine"
4. "Memory Boy"
6. "Wilderness Eyes"
7. "Raised by Wolves"