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Folk: Alternative Folk Moods: Type: Lyrical Country: Americana Folk: Acid Folk Folk: Folk-Rock

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United States - Texas

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Wolverton

May 20, 2017 is the release date for Wolverton’s first full-length, full band album, Wizard Land. With fourteen songs, the album, titled for the green belt near Kate Terrell’s home, is representative of live sets the band has played for the past couple of years. Produced and recorded live by Joe Reyes, with additional instruments by the band, Jessica DeCuir, Kim Mackenzie and Lindsey Verrill.

Called a “highly effective slice of psychedelia,” Wolverton mines a vein of late 60s folk as they write and perform original music at the crossroads of three generations of listening and are fed by various geographies of origin and diverse backgrounds that include art, theatre, dance, poetry, and tinkering --- in addition to music. All these elements find their way into the writing and performing — and all band members contribute songs. Lyrically, Wolverton is unanchored, very visual and moving equally through memory, story, association and dark streaks of tradition.

You can almost say the band was an accident and for that reason was the only thing that could have happened — though in many ways Wolverton was already forming via friendships by the time they played their first gig in the over-sized bathroom of an empty penthouse on the top floor of a hotel in downtown San Antonio.

In the fall of 2013 they released their first full band EP, Horse Head Dawn, which was included in the FolkWorld Best of 2013 Editor's Choice list. In 2015 they released a new EP, Things Left On Earth, and were on two compilations: Roots In The Shadows of San Antonio, Vol. 2 and The Active Listener Acid Folk Sampler, Volume Two. January, 2016 they were #59 on Emerging Indie Bands New Year Ninety. Their next release, Wizard Land, named for the greenbelt near where they live, will be released May 20, 2017.

Horse Head Dawn:
"For their latest collection Wolverton have become an entire band, giving their songs a rich full sound topped of with some excellent vocals that tie the whole thing together… Exhibiting a creepy Doors-like atmosphere, Pool is a highly effective slice of psychedelia… Over six songs, the quality and atmosphere remains high, great stuff." --- Simon Lewis, Ptolemaic Telescope

"This is folk music that has that psychedelic sensibility with a sense of space in the vocals and the staggered timing in the guitar notes. There is some distant violin and piano punctuation that creates intriguing atmospheres and tensions, but the lead male vocals and female harmonies lead the way in these six songs…" --- David Hintz, DC Rock Live

"The reassuring vibe projected by the subdued vocals, the fragile harmonic nature of the arrangements, and the laid-back sensibility articulated in the plain-spoken songwriting all cohere to make this sweetly dulcet honey one to relish."
--- Jim Testa, Jersey Beat

Things Left On Earth
“I really enjoy this San Antonio collective…there is not one ounce of body fat on this mesmerizing music, so whether an EP or an LP, I will leave it to them to decide how much of their excellent music they wish to unveil at one time.”
--- David Hintz, DC Rock Live

“The underlying agitation is reflected in discordant instrumentation, which bleeds across the room like blood splatter. Wolverton then imposes constructs of interpretation which veer between abhorrence of the scene and awe at the beauty of the patterns…”
--- Tim Whale, Emerging Indie Bands

“Mixing Americana, folk and Psychedelia, Wolverton have come up with a rather fine selection of tunes on their latest collection “Things Left On Earth” ... I am really fond of Wolverton and this could be the best thing they have done so far.”
Simon Lewis - Terrascope

Wizard Land
"Wizard Land is the latest album by eclectic Texas based band Wolverton. Their brand of folk rock has elements of chamber pop, and sneaking cabaret/noir vibrations, especially in the dramatic delivery of the dual vocals and kaleidoscopic lyrical imagery."
Josh Moss - The Modern Folk Music of America

Wolverton is Hills Snyder, Caralyn Snyder, Kate Terrell and Joe Reyes.

Discography
Tiny Chair, album, 2012
Shores of Erewhon, album, 2013
Horsehead Dawn, EP, 2014
Roots In The Shadows of San Antonio II, Anthology, 2014
Things Left On Earth, EP, 2015
The Active Listener Acid Folk Sampler, Vol. 2, Anthology, 2015
Wizard Land, album, 2017




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