Eagle Wolf Snake is one of the tightest, fullest sounding trios I’ve heard in quite awhile. Just listen to their debut EP for evidence: layered vocals that make choruses arena-ready, chiming guitar lines that effortlessly float through the driving beats, deceptively simple song structures featuring big melodic hooks and an explicit desire to get your feet moving. You can reference everyone from the Speaking In Tongues incarnation of the Talking Heads to any era of Franz Ferdinand (because, let’s face it, those guys never really did change up their sound, did they?), but for brevity’s sake, it’s better just to classify the band as danceable rock/pop ear candy. “Empty Weather” is especially catchy and so concisely constructed you’ll wish it was longer than just two-and-a-half minutes.
Oh and if you miss their next San Francisco show at Bottom of the Hill you can always check out their set at the Bottle Rock festival in Napa.
The Hundred Days, Andy Clockwise, Eagle Wolf Snake
Bottom of the Hill
January 17, 2015
9:30pm, $12 (all ages)