“Michael Maffei’s smooth-like-butter vocals pair seamlessly with Sundeep Kapur’s wailing electric guitar that almost feels like another vocal at times.” – The Wild Honey Pie
“You know those brilliant thoughts you have before sleep that disappear by morning? If there is a place our nightly epiphanies go, hunter & wolfe has found it and put the lot to music…just when you think you’ve finally got a grasp, the trumpets come in.” – Comb Magazine
“While both Michael and Sundeep bring their own very different sounds to this music project, their collective sound is wonderfully balanced.” – Quiet Lunch Magazine
Brooklyn-based rock duo hunter & wolfe release “No One Really Wants Me” and announce their upcoming EP Late Then Never, due out Fall 2017. Today, The Wild Honey Pie premieres the band’s latest track with glowing reviews, “The song walks a really thin line between vulnerability and a light-hearted self-awareness.”
This is the first offering from the duo since the release of hunter & wolfe’s 2014 full length LP Days And Works. “No One Really Wants Me” gives a good preview into their upcoming 5-track EP. “No One Really Wants Me” is classic hunter & wolfe tongue-in-cheek humor — it’s about getting back in the dating game in a comically woeful way.
Late Then Never incorporates their signature singer-songwriter feel with an indie rock flare and a heavy dose of wordplay; it’s about struggling to find meaning amidst the noise of modernity. Late Then Never features Doug Schadt (producer/engineer), Harper James (engineer), and Joe Lambert (mastering). The record will be available and will be distributed digitally by Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, and Google Play.
hunter & wolfe is comprised of Michael Maffei (vocals, guitar, piano), and Sundeep Kapur (guitar). Kapur and Maffei formed hunter & wolfe when visiting Chicago in 2011. In a (misguided) attempt to impress people, they jokingly introduced themselves as attorneys working at a law firm called “hunter & wolfe.” Somehow, the pair ended up performing at a house party that night and decided to keep the name. hunter & wolfe draw inspiration from Radiohead, Elliott Smith, and Arcade Fire.
09/27 – Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) – New York, NY
Late Then Never – TRACKLISTING
01. All The Vultures
02. I Followed
03. No One Really Wants Me
04. Dear Annie
05. All Too Much
Brooklyn-based duo hunter & wolfe often wrap their vulnerable lyrical content in sarcasm and loud indie-rock stylings. In this, vocalist Michael Maffei and guitarist Sundeep Kapur ensure that their messages about complacency, lost love, and the paradox of choice in the modern era reflect both a seriousness and self-awareness to not take themselves too seriously.
Starting in 2011, hunter & wolfe has released a self-titled EP and a full-length album days & works, the latter containing a single All My Might which garnered over 500,000 plays on Spotify. Currently, hunter & wolfe are releasing a new EP Late Then Never which is slated to be released in September 2017.
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