Philadelphia’s Norwegian Arms, the duo of Brendan Mulvihill aka Keith Birthday and Eric Slick aka Dr. Awkward, have announced the release of their debut full-length album entitled Wolf Like A Stray Dog. The album arrives on January 15th via Big School Records.
Wolf Like A Stray Dog was written and documents the year spent by singer/mandolinist Brendan Mulvihill in Siberia, as the press release explains. “Upon returning from his year abroad in Tomsk, Russia, he reunited with other member Eric Slick, to flesh out these eleven introspective songs into rhythmically intricate, yet catchy folk influenced pop music. Touching upon themes like adapting to new environments, questioning one’s knowledge and perspective, and never being satisfied with what you know, one can say the album is wanderlust and curiosity, distilled and neatly packaged into sonic bursts of intense energy”.
In the words of the Norwegian Arms, Wolf Like A Stray Dog is an “ember glowing in the distance of an otherwise frozen taiga”.
The forthcoming album will be available digitally, on vinyl, CD and tape, and pre-order is now available here.
To whet your appetite, here’s the effervescent title track off Wolf Like A Stray Dog.