THE REVIEWS: AMERICAN WOLF “MYRIAD”
American Wolf is a dream pop band from Chicago, Illinois. A four-piece outfit, American Wolf recently released their latest album, appropriately titled, Myriad, on January 22nd. American Wolf is Sal Plant on vocals, John Imburgia on bass, Hristo Mintchev on lead guitar and Joe Sherman on drums.
When I first heard American Wolf (yesterday), I was rather on the fence about them. They present a very dreamy, spacey sort of atmosphere which definitely grabs your attention, though it may not be for everyone. Plant’s organic vocals sound distant, which makes them all the more haunting. Mintchev shows his palette to be widely varied, showing signs of simple yet elegant, ‘twinkle,’ to psychedelic riffs that add to the multidimensional feeling of the record. Certain tracks even give me a HRVRD vibe, progressive and gentle, however not always interchangeably.
Thank (the) god(s), “Skin Tight,” has audible bass, courtesy of Imburgia, making it a hell of a lot better in my book. Sherman lays down some absolutely wonderful beats throughout the album. Plant’s vocals remind me occasionally of Anthony Green, but still holds true to his unique abilities. The bass, as with every album ever I’ve heard so far and can remember, is too low and not very audible in the album, and that’s always a personal downside.
All in all, American Wolf brings a very chill, mellow and satisfactory record with Myriad, and it’s definitely something to be proud of.
Written by: Mark Garza