"Stephen Coates really got into this Last Werewolf project. Maybe a little too into it. Taking Glen Duncan’s novel of the same name as his inspiration, he’s created not only one of my favorite records this year but also a playlist of werewolf songs."
The novel, described as “sexy, violent, and civilized,” centers on the titular werewolf discovering at last another like him, to join in fighting the anti-supernatural corporations threatening his species. Duncan reads from The Last Werewolf while Stephen Coates, of the Real Tuesday Weld, performs from the soundtrack — both of which are on sale.
It’s probably the best dinner party music we’ve ever heard. With its whispered dialogue, orchestral turns, gleeful winds and strings, and mild electrobeats, The Real Tuesday Weld's "Me and Mr. Wolf" is a bridge from the generation who digs this kind of thing to the generation who’s never understood it. Count us now in the former, and keep your eyes peeled for The Last Werewolf, coming on Six Degrees, July 12.
"The album tracks cover a spectrum of styles, from ’30s ballads to gypsy jazz, electro-swing and torch song to minimal electronica, and feature an array of guest vocalists including Joe Coles, Marcella Puppini (Puppini Sisters), Piney Gir and Pinkie Maclure (Pumajaw). In addition, several cuts feature dialogue from the novel, with Duncan among those lending his voice talents."
Turning our sights from hit-makers and ground-shakers, this week we take a look at the formation of a new type of music that’s slowly making its way into our ear-holes. London-based The Real Tuesday Weld offers up their self-titled “antique-beat” style that’s mixing the likes of early 20th century jazz with electronic beats (it’s also called “electro-swing"). The band is set to release its 7th studio album, 'The Last Werewolf', on the 12th.
As Cyrus (the Warriors) and Booker T once asked: “can you dig it!?” Methinks yes.