It's here, give a cheer! The digital-only released of our very first remix EP, If Only We Were Remixed, is now available for download at our Bandcamp site.
We're asking for a measly minimum purchase price of $1 for the whole thing, but feel free to throw more our way and you'll earn our undying gratitude. All those dolla dolla bills will go toward funding out-of-town gigs this summer!
And check out the first review of the EP:
Just last year, in blizzard-like conditions on a snowy-night in December, Little Red Wolf celebrated the release of their debut album, If Only We Were Just Like We Are. Yesterday they released their first remix album, the compilation If Only We Were Remixed, but instead of remixing their own delightful multi-instrumental folk-pop songs Little Red Wolf handed the reigns over to some of Madison’s favorite industrial/electronic artists. The EP features six re-imaginings from Caustic, Null Device, Black Jack Red Queen, and The Dark Clan. It was also mastered by Eric Oehler of Null Device at Submersible Studios in Madison.
If Only We Were Remixed features three very different remixes of “Balloon Song.” The original version was probably my favorite track on Little Red Wolf’s debut and I was curious to see how the melodic folk ballad would fare in an industrial translation. Each remix from Caustic and The Dark Clan highlight some darker elements of the song, which adds even more of a haunting aspect to the track, especially with regards to the vocals. Black Jack Red Queen’s (Brad Hawes of Cemetery Improvement Society's side project) remix is a bit more whimsical and upbeat in its interpretation, but all three are exciting remixes that still manage to compliment the original.
Null Device’s Bollywood-inspired remix of “Bend” seems to have drawn some inspiration from the lyrics (“First step right...pretend pretend this bone will bend”) with a nod to some of the seemingly anatomically-impossible dance steps and beats found in tribal dance. I bet Little Red Wolf never imagined one of their songs could make an appearance in a belly dancing class. I’m off to get my hand cymbals and tambourine now.
While it may have sounded odd initially that a band known for pretty harmonies and a penchant for using a myriad of string instruments would be remixed by some of Madison’s industrial heavyweights, If Only We Were Remixed is well worth the download. Little Red Wolf’s spirit shines through on this compilation, even with a liberal dusting of EBM here and there.
The EP is only being released digitally and you can find it here. Little Red Wolf asks for at least a $1 for the download, but be generous and give these ladies some more dough, especially if you enjoyed their first album.