Atlantic Thrills, Today Junior
3 Harvard Ave
Boston, MA, 02134
This event is 21 and over
"Boston's Salem Wolves dropped the new EP, Black Books, where Howlin' Jack, Isaac, and Woodrue howl out the hounds of heck on, "I Saw Hell", to the rumbling rough and ready, "Rumblr", unleashing the occultic underground observances, "There Be Wytches", to the doom destroying title cut finale. Salem Wolves are here to summon out your inner ache for rugged, and damned riffs that ride out into a thousand sunsets." -Impose Magazine
"That rumbling heard off in the distance is Salem Wolves. The north-of-Boston rock trio, based exactly where their name suggests, dropped their debut EP, Black Books, back in January, and it's a garage-pop and surf-rock mixer that puts a fresh spin on tested sounds... a gritty, hip-shaking number that tumbles along to the imagined sights of a bonfire beach party" - Vanyaland
"Salem Wolves bring a mix of garage-y noise, distorted witchy psych sounds, and pop sensibilities to life on Black Books. The more I hear it, the catchier it gets.... Trashy garage pop at its demented best." -Angelle Wood, WZLX Watch List
"Quite brilliant all-out garage rock... confident swagger" - Route for the Underdog
"Black Books, the new EP from Salem Wolves, is a solid release. It's garage rock tinged with a slightly poppier sound, but a lo-fi vibe, which gives it a Sebadoh meets garage rock sound. "I Saw Hell" is a Rocket From the Crypt style rocker with a touch of glam. "Rumblr" is the thrash rock version of "I Want Candy." Black Books comes highly recommended." - If It's Too Loud...
"A classic has to start somewhere." -WZLX
"Interesting for a couple of reasons; it's lo-fi and it's really about witches and shit like that. I don't know if these guys are crazy or think they're being funny, or actual Wiccans, or what, but I like this track." - Hearts Bleed Radio
"Raucous garage pop-rock" - MaineToday
"Garage Rock" has been cut up into so many subgenres and had its gene pool polluted to the point where it's difficult to remember what an honest to goodness garage band even sounds like anymore. Let Atlantic Thrills remind you. There are a lot of groups today playing in one corner of the genre, playing the same old song over and over - some do it well, some not. But there aren't many bands that can play across the board, any style - agitated punkers, reverb-drenched wailers, drug-soaked psych-outs, beach party anthems, moody slow burners, twanged-up poppers - the Thrills provide you with all of that, and in spades. As great as "Day At The Beach" was as a single, don't let it fool you into thinking these guys are all sunshine and kegs - there's lots to brood on here, plenty of shadows and alleys to wander in the midst of the partying and dancing. Good and evil, yin and yang, uppers and downers, rock and roll, Atlantic Thrills play it all across the duration of this LP, a hot dozen cooked to perfection in the studio and laid on wax for your pleasure. One of the best true garage rock records to come down the pike in some time, and perfect listening to help make spring and summer seem that much closer - or at least keep you warm until then.
Original indie rock trio based out of Allston, MA.
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