Wolf Eyes in their rehearsal space in New Center. Courtesy photo.
It's amazing this band has been around as long as they have and still remain so vital. Cycling through a range of heady sounds which recall elements of the Doors, SWA, Suicide, the Liquid Sky soundtrack, your uncle's Sun Ra tapes, the live clip of Throbbing Gristle doing "Discipline," that dream from last week which really freaked you out but you still don't know why, and a subway train pulling into a station way too fast, Detroit's favorite loungecore trio the Wolf Eyes mesmerized fans at this past weekend's Moogfest, the experimental music festival in Durham, N.C. which seems to get better and bigger each year.
One kind soul posted this clip of the first twenty minutes of their set. The music is melting, it's goopy; all the notes are bendy all the time.
Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...