WOLVES OF THE DRY RAVINE: Play with Matches near the Powder Keg: LP

Jul 25, 2018

I’m sympathetic to singers who can’t sing, and I agree with David Byrne’s quote that goes something like, “The better a singer’s voice, the harder it is to believe what they’re saying.” But Wolves Of The Dry Ravine’s effortless, smart, charming garage punk and their well-intentioned, if blandly stated, politically/socially aware message are marred by truly tuneless vocals. It’s a frustrating listen; they’re nailing it and they’re not nailing it. I believe them but I don’t want to hear them. –Matt Werts (Stepdads / Big Neck)