“From so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” So wrote master scientist Charles Darwin 150 years ago. He was remarking on the dynamism of nature, the unyielding cycle of life through which species gradually become endangered and die off, only in order to give rise to the new. But it could just as well apply to Endangered Species, the eagerly awaited full-length album from Wolf & Lamb’s musically virtuosic No Regular Play, a duo equally at home in the rehearsal rooms of Julliard as in the main room of Fabric.
Their debut album was made in early summer 2012, exclusively in the studio of New York City’s Marcy Hotel, a space featured in The Guardian newspaper and made famous by their free thinking founders, Wolf + Lamb.
Over the course of 11 elegantly interlaced tracks, Greg Paulus and Nicholas DeBruyn create a veritable cornucopia of beautiful and wonderful forms. A steaming hothouse of closed high-hats, rife with the plaintive, fluttering bird-calls of Paulus’s inimitable trumpet lines, and unapologetically organic throughout, Endangered Species is as shape-shifting as nature itself.
Format: Artist Album
Label: Wolf & Lamb
Catalog No: WLCMCD004
Release Date: November 19
1. Birdfeathers (additional keys John Camo/additional vocals Lisa Bauer Carolina Sevilla)
2. Wont Quit
3. Endangered Species
5. Never Had Enough
6. Kickback (feat. The Real Live Show – live drums by JT Bates)
7. El Dorado
8. The Answer (vocals and piano by Eliot Cardinaux)
9. Card Game
10. Keep It Right
11. Where They Lay