With the announcement of their debut album "Tooth & Nail" and the release of first single "Shameless" Boston's own Salem Wolves continues making an unholy ruckus with "confident swagger." Salem Wolves was nominated as "New Artist of the Year"in the 2016 Boston Music Awards, a semifinalist in the class of 2016 Rock & Roll Rumble before being selected to perform at 2016's Boston Calling Block Party.
After releasing their acclaimed debut EP Black Books (MegaHex Records) in January of 2015, the Wolves followed quickly with a series of singles: First their ode to New England obstinacy "More Weight!" (via Vanyaland), then the bouncing psychodoo-wop "Teenage Wonder" (via IMPOSE magazine) in Summer 2015.
"Teenage Wonder" made several Best of 2015 lists, including Bishop and Rook's Top Records of 2015, Vanyaland's 201V List, and The Boston Herald's Top Songs of 2015. The Herald has since called the Wolves "ascendant garage rock" and published a spotlight on the band, frontman Gray Bouchard and his musical lineage.
In December 2015, the band was chosen to take part in a Converse Rubber Tracks recording session, resulting in the singles "Peach" and "Shameless," produced by Dave Minehan (The Replacements, The Neighborhoods) and mastered by Bradford Kreiger (Dirty Dishes, Ravi Shavi). "Peach" made its exclusive debut at Allston Pudding and was described as a "punky anthem that knows when to be soft and when to rock hard." "Shameless" found its way to Vanyaland, where Michael Marotta extolled its "gritty black surf" and "head-shakin' skeletal freak-out" virtues.
The band features the vocals and guitars of Gray Bouchard, lead guitar by Dan McMahon, drums by Eliahu Sussman and bass by Harrison Swyter.
Garnering comparisons to Titus Andronicus and The Thermals, they've toured relentlessly and shared the stage with acts like Crocodiles, Diarrhea Planet, All Them Witches, The Sonics, July Talk, Radkey, Shark Week, Scissorfight, Tigerman WOAH and more.
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