Vinyl Release: (last night we were) The Delicious Wolves

“Whether caterwauling through “You and Me and the Weather”, moaning low like Robert Plant, or barking orders to an anonymous plaything in “Striptease”, Workman not only possesses chrome-plated pipes, but the style to use them.” – Pitchfork

 

“stunning songs filled with sublime hooks and clever wordplay…enough to convince the world of his burgeoning genius…” – The Guardian

 

We are excited to announce that Hawksley’s seminal album, (last night we were) The Delicious Wolves, will be available for the first time on vinyl on Friday, September 21. The vinyl will be distributed in record stores across Canada by Outside Music and available online here, as well as on upcoming tour dates. The record will have an exclusive early release during Hawksley’s European/UK Tour (dates below).

Hawksley’s self-produced sophomore effort was released on his own indie label, Isadora Records and recorded at his then home studio in Toronto (with additional production and recording by Joao Carvalho). (last night we were) The Delicious Wolves was a breakthrough record for Hawksley in Canada and Europe, spawning the hit radio single Striptease. The LP helped garner two JUNO Awards for Hawksley; Best New Solo Artist, and Best Video for the innovative one-shot “Jealous of Your Cigarette” directed by Sean Turrell. The album also features a guest vocal performance by Sarah Slean on tracks “Old Bloody Orange” and “Dirty and True”.

Says a retrospective Hawksley, “I had just finished up my first record For Him and the Girls and was in a good rhythm with writing and being in the studio.  I anticipated a busy time ahead and thought I’d get right to work on my follow-up record so that it would be ready when needed. There was a little more confidence and a little more swagger, and I was definitely feeling emboldened to reach further into the sexed-up thing that started to emerge on the first record. I was pushing the fuzzy pop-rock side of things with “Striptease” and “Jealous Of Your Cigarette”, but (last night we were) The Delicious Wolves also contained some of my most evolved writing to date. Songs like  “Your Beauty Must Be Rubbing Off”, a song about marriage and death, “No Beginning No End”, inspired by my obsession at the time with the gospel of Thomas, and the apocalypse romp-ballad “Lethal and Young” all added fuel to my burning. I felt like I was really coming into my own as a songwriter.”

Hawksley European/UK Tour dates and ticket links:

09/04 – BergenLille Ole Bull (tickets)

09/05 – OsloCafe Mono (tickets)

09/06 – ManchesterTwisted Wheel + Night People (tickets)

09/07 – GlasgowKing Tuts (tickets)

09/13 – LondonThe Borderline (tickets)

09/15 – ParisLes Etoiles (tickets)

 

(last night we were) The Delicious Wolves Tracklist

  1. Striptease
  2. Jealous of Your Cigarette
  3. You, Me and the Weather
  4. Little Tragedies
  5. What a Woman
  6. Your Beauty Must Be Rubbing Off
  7. Old Bloody Orange
  8. Clever Not Beautiful
  9. No Beginning No End
  10. Dirty and True
  11. Lethal and Young