Chris Weilding / Vocals, Guitar
Laura McCullough / Bass, Vocals
Drew Foglia / Drums, Vocals

Formed in 2018, Raleigh band Goddamn Wolves bonded over their shared affinity for melodic indie rock that kicks ass but always has a hook.

Led by songwriter Chris Weilding (formerly of Hedwig and the Angry Inch band Cheater) on guitar/vocals, the trio also includes Los Angeles transplant Laura McCullough (bass/vocals), and Drew Foglia (drums/vocals). Drew also drums for Raleigh band Love Udder.

The Wolves spent their first couple of years working up a set of original material, playing local clubs like the the Pinhook, the Pour House, the Cave and Slim’s, and recording two EP’s — Goddamn Wolves and Dauphine.

During its COVID-19 downtime the band collaborated on new material remotely using GarageBand and recorded a series of songs entitled The Quarantine Demos.

Resign Yourself EP

Goddamn Wolves’ new EP Resign Yourself was recorded and mixed at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, North Carolina. The band recorded with engineer Missy Thangs, whose credits include Ex Hex, H.C. McEntire, Pie Face Girls, Wye Oak, Ian McLagan (Small Faces), the Tills, and more.

The combination of band, studio and engineer was a fortuitous one. Both the band and Missy Thangs love classic sounds like Cheap Trick, early Pretenders, the Replacements and the Beatles (the Get Back documentary was a frequent topic of discussion over the sessions), while also drawing on current bands such as together PANGEA, A Giant Dog, Mannequin Pussy, etc. The Fidelitorium proved to be the perfect place to fuse these influences as it employs state-of-the-art digital equipment, but also houses vintage equipment, including some of the same type of gear seen at Apple Studios in the Get Back documentary. For example, the final mixes were run through a J37 tape recorder. While some studios might use a plug-in to achieve this effect, the Fidelitorium has the actual machine.

With COVID-19 on the wane, Goddamn Wolves have begun booking shows and are looking forward to playing live again after a two-year break. See you around the clubs!

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