Slated for a November 15, 2011 release, the 11-song effort (track listing below) was produced by Nick Bellmore (Make Do and Mend, Hatebreed, Death Threat) and will be issued on CD, digital and 12″ LP formats, with the latter being limited to 500 copies on red (100), purple (200) and blue (200) colored vinyl. Stay tuned for pre-order info within the next few weeks.
To celebrate today’s announcement Animal Style and Wolves At Bay have teamed up with Absolute Punk to debut the song “I Have Nothing Left To Offer.” To stream this exclusive track, go here. Additionally, you can grab The Night A Forest Grew, a digital EP released by the label in August as a free / name-your-price download.
Formerly known as Dear You, Wolves At Bay treads similar progressive punk waters as bands such as Small Brown Bike, Balance And Composure and Make Do And Mend. The quartet builds its songs on a unique foundation of raw enthusiasm and intensity tempered only by a tireless work ethic and thoughtful composition, and Only A Mirror impresses with driving rhythms, gruff-yet-tuneful melodies and dynamic songwriting chops. Prepare yourself for an impressive debut teaming with hard-charging punk anthems, engaging instrumental passages and an overall sense of urgency and purpose.
01. Bedside Manner
02. I Have Nothing to Offer (stream)
03. Breaking In Two
04. As If It Ever Mattered
05. Get Back Inside
06. Strangers In My Basement
07. Fought This Through
08. But I Don’t See You…
09. The Night A Forest Grew
11. Only A Mirror
Lastly, Wolves At Bay has booked a handful of shows for the remainder of this month, as well as a weekend tour with Gameday Regulars in December.
OCT 16 – Harrisburg, PA @ The Underground w/ Casting Call
OCT 19 – Hamden CT @ The Space w/ Now Now, Mansions
OCT 20 – New Haven, CT @ University Of New Haven w/ Our Life Story
OCT 24 – Danbury CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre w/ Deadhorse, Wess Meets West
DEC 09 – New London, CT @ Oasis Pub w/ Gameday Regulars
DEC 10 – Newburgh, NY @ Pub 151 w/ Gameday Regulars, Nightmares for a Week, Brendan Rivera
DEC 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Charleston w/ Gameday Regulars