Piss-flavored beer. Dank nugs. Loud as fuck guitars. It's just another day in the life of Wolvves, one of the grungiest, venomous garage rockers gracing Phoenix these days. A calculated, even mix of aggressive punk and noise pop (with some rapping thrown in for good measure) Wolvves continue to earn their rowdy reputation (how many venues have they been banned from? We've lost count.) simply by being themselves.
They've come a long way since debuting their EP Live Forever at Rubber Brother Records' inaugural showcase in summer 2013. The next year, they followed up with their Go Demon or Go Home EP. And now Aydin Immortal (guitar, vocals), Max Martinez (drums), Isaac Parker (guitar), and Zack Parker (bass) are ready to show the world their first full-length, Whatever.
Jointly released through Diet Pop and Lollipop Records, Whatever was recorded at the Parker Brothers' house (no, not the board game siblings) with help from Evan Bisbee (of the Wavelengths) and Sam Plattner, who helped master the monster.
We caught up with Wolvves to see what they've been up to - turns out, it's the same old, same old: drugs, sex, and rock 'n' roll. (Although, we should note the band claims it isn't really selling drugs. Chill out, Arpaio.)
Watching their video interview, it may sound like Wolvves hate their own music - the truth is, they've just got higher standards for themselves than your typical punk outfit.
But Wolvves surely shirk the slothful stoner stereotype -- wasting no time, Aydin Immortal says they're already prepping for their second full-length. Eighteen songs were written and 11 have been selected.
As Mr. Immortal once told me, "I believe the only thing more powerful than music is ambition, and what I lack in talent, good looks, money, emotional stability, and manners, I make up for in ambition. Ten-fold." It seems that even two years later, their go-getter attitude hasn't changed.
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