Once a month or so, I find myself listening to Mountain of Wolves 2014 debut record – Buried in the Morning.
For a debut the record is ambitious and accomplished and straddles the line between artists like Corb Lund, The Avett Brothers, and The Pogues. It’s so atmospheric, there are moments you can almost hear the horses nicker and smell the wood smoke.
The London, Ontario folk rockers are led by a talented pair of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Mark Kulmala and Richard Gracious, and play live as a five piece rounded out by bassist Michael Middleton, keyboardist Will O’Donnell and drummer Brent Hebert.
They are back with a limited release of two standout tracks – the Gracious penned ode to the road – Never Coming Home – a jaunty Spirit of the West romp, and Kulmala’s Deep Dark Woods, a spirit cousin of The Lumunieers Stubborn Love.
Based on the strength of, well pretty much everything they’ve released, I think big things are in store for Mountain of Wolves.