We Were Wolves will always be considered a local band, despite the fact the quartet moved to Houston in 2012 so it could spread its music, mayhem and fleas to the masses.
The group has made a successful transition from local to regional rockers, but the guys are back in town to celebrate the release of its newest album, "Wolf House." The band will perform Friday, Dec. 13, at Tequila Rok in downtown Beaumont for ages 18 and older. Special guests are Not in the Face, Hello Chief and Booty Control. Admission is $5 per person.
Guitarist and vocalist Drew Haught recently spoke with The Orange Leader about the album, the concert, and the future of the band, all complete with that sharp We Were Wolves humor that makes these guys so lovable.
Orange Leader: Tell me about the new CD.
Drew Haught: Our new record is called “Wolf House.” It has 11 songs on it and is over 35 minutes of pure hand-rolled, non-filtered rock and roll. If it was an olive oil, it would be a prestigious Italian olive oil that would be sold at a high price domestically. We’re providing this at a much more affordable price, while still being extremely smooth on the way down.
OL: Where did you guys record it?
DH: It took about a week in Austin to make the record. It was engineered by Ben Galloway and produced by Jake Perlman at The Space studio.
OL: How does “Wolf House” compare to the previous We Were Wolves CD? Is the material similar? Has the band’s sound evolved any? If so, how?
DH: It’s better than our old CD for sure. It’s probably the best thing any of us have ever accomplished ever. It’s more refined, like a nice cut of farm raised chicken covered in hot lather. It’s like sleeping inside of a nice hotel room with free wi-fi. It’s like the Point Break of rock and roll.