Artists on Trial: Dream Wolf

Imagine being able to soar across the night sky, weaving your way in and out of celestial bodies and dodging meteors. Listening to Dream Wolf is sort of like that—a refreshing trip through the atmosphere, with the help of bright synth hooks, propelling guitar solos and layered vocals. This 5-piece outfit has found local success and looks ahead to releasing its self-titled debut album this weekend. Let's hear what they have to say.
The Deli: Gun to your head, 1 sentence to describe your music. What is it?

Dream Wolf: Catchy, quirky, space rock… or a laser beam hitting a gong!
The Deli: Let’s talk about your debut full-length album. What can we expect?
DW: Synths, guitar solos, the mother of all vocal harmonies, arena rock disco jazz, and a story about a boy named Crook who was raised by wolves and falls in love with a girl named Baby and then flies to the moon.
The Deli: What does “supporting local music” mean to you?

DW: Seeing some shows, kissing hands, shaking babies, and sharing the stage! It’s a big musical world in Kansas City right now.
The Deli: Who are your favorite “local” musicians right now?

The Deli: Who are your favorite not-so-local musicians right now?

DW: Dirty Projectors, Dr. Dog, Sparks, Van Halen, Deerhoof.
The Deli: What is your ultimate fantasy concert bill to play on?

DW: Dirty Projectors, Dream Wolf, Steel Panther.
The Deli: Would you rather spend the rest of your life on stage or in the recording studio?
DW: On stage!! Recording studios get really smelly after a while.
The Deli: A music-themed Mount Rushmore. What four faces are you putting up there and why?

DW: Brent: Ginger, Posh, Baby, and Scary. Why? Because I never cared for sporty spice.

The Deli: All right, give us the rundown. Where all on this big crazy web can you be found?

The Deli: Always go out on a high note. Any last words of wisdom for the Deli audience?

DW: Take it seriously like it’s your job or something. Avoid the clap, eat a lot of fiber, and thanks for reading! Hope you like our music!
Dream Wolf is:
Megan Zander – lead vocals
Chris Tady – guitar
Tess Jehle – drums
Katelyn Boone – synth/keys
Brent Jamison – bass
Dream Wolf is throwing a big party at The Brick this Saturday, and you’re invited. The group will be celebrating the release of its first full-length album, along with The Ned Ludd Band and Molly Picture Club. If this show doesn’t get you dancing, nothing will. 
--Michelle Bacon
Michelle is editor of The Deli Magazine-Kansas City. She plays in Deco Auto, Drew Black and Dirty Electric, and Dolls on Fire. She is really grumpy today and has nothing prolific to put here.

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