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Formed back in 2003 in Los Angeles, California, Sea Wolf integrates both an alternative and a folk element to their indie rock. Led by its creator, Alex Brown Church, who took the name from author Jack London’s 1904 adventure novel, the group consists of guitarist Scott Leahy, bassist Eliot Lorango, keyboardist Lisa Fendelander, and percussionist Joey Ficken. Sea Wolf signed with Dangerbird Records in 2007 and released its first EP, Get To The River Before It Runs Too Low, and its first full-length album, Leaves In The River, that year. In 2009, they released their second full-length, White Water, White Bloom. That same year, the band wrote the single “The Violet Hour” for the second installment of the Twilight saga, New Moon. Sea Wolf’s latest album, Old World Romance, was released this past September.

Having already seen these guys live a couple of times, I can attest to the fact that Sea Wolf is a tremendous live act (go see them if you get a chance - you will not be disappointed). On their debut album Leaves In The River, many of the same attributes that make them so interesting live (tension, interesting instrumentation, intensity, etc.) make this a very, very good debut album.

Tracklist

Blitzen Trapper - "Black River Killer"
Neko Case - "People Gotta Lotta Nerve"
Death Cab for Cutie - "Little Bribes"
Dawes - "When My Time Comes"
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - "I'm Broke"
Mayer Hawthorne - "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out"
Moby - "Pale Horses"

Sea Wolf is Alex Brown Church, best known as the bassist and co-singer/songwriter for the L.A. indie-rock band Irving.