Australian rockers Wolfmother celebrated the tenth anniversary of their critically lauded self-titled debut with a deluxe edition featuring bonus tracks and more. The past once again behind them, the Andrew Stockdale-led act are ready to look ahead to 2016. Wolfmother announces plans for its fourth studio album, Victorious.Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam), the album will drop Feb. 19 via Universal. Stockdale, who played guitar and bass, with drums shared by the impressive combo of Josh Freese and Joey Waronker, recorded much of the album in L.A.
Universal’s 2015 reissue of Wolfmother’s eponymous debut expands the album to two discs, adding B-sides and remixes to the first disc, and devoting the second to demos and live tracks. Apart from the remixes, all targeted to get the heavy rockers into a dance-oriented audience, and a slower, funkier demo of “Woman” that sounds a bit like the Bee Gees, there aren’t surprises here: the demos are thinner and gnarlier than the finished versions, while the live tracks are beefier. No revelations, then, but the assorted demos and live cuts are worthwhile for the dedicated Wolfmother fan eager to celebrate the album’s tenth anniversary.
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