WOLF! ft. Scott Metzger
WOLF!—the beloved Brooklyn-based guitarist Scott Metzger’s “Telecaster rock trio” with bassist Jon Shaw and drummer Taylor Floreth—returns after a six year hiatus with a new EP, Adult Entertainment. Sounding like the love child of Pulp Fiction and The Endless Summer running off together under a full moon, WOLF!’s greasy instrumental vision weaves together elements of surf, rockabilly and boogaloo into delectable, bite-sized musical nuggets. As has been WOLF!’s modus operandi since forming in 2014, tone, touch and taste are always front and center.
Adult Entertainment refines WOLF!’s distinct approach heard on its first two albums with songs like “Ratso” and “Patty Cake,” but further expands the Metzger and company’s musical concept with “Hey Francis,” a sub-octave guitar rock gem underpinned by a clave rhythm, the lilting exotica of “Hawaiian Shirt” featuring Marco Benevento on Farfisa organ and “Cottonmouth,” the jaunty Gabor Szabo-meets-Bill Frisell set closer.
Adult Entertainment is the second recent major release from Metzger in 2022 following his acclaimed solo acoustic guitar album debut, Too Close To Reason. One of New York City’s most in-demand guitarists, Metzger tours with Grateful Dead revivalist phenomenon, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and can be found picking on numerous studio sessions, including those by Anders Osborne, Shooter Jennings, Craig Finn and Kelli Scarr. However, it’s Metzger’s instrumental trio, WOLF!, that reveals his own truly distinct voice as a guitarist.
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