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Released on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond.

LP or CD or Digital download available NOW directly from the label at this link:

direwolvesbbib.bandcamp.com/album/excursions-to-cloudland

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video for track three: youtu.be/xzpSvUccPyI

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released March 24, 2017

Vocals – Lau Nau
Violin – Arjun Mendiratta
Flute (track 4) – Michael Whittaker
Artwork – Jennifer Meridian: "View from the Hill", 2016.
Drums – Sheila Bosco
Bass – Brian Lucas
Guitar / Synth – Jeffrey Alexander
Mastered By – Carl Saff
Recorded & mixed at Bessie St, San Francisco by Jeffrey

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"Since 2009, San Francisco’s Dire Wolves have put out something like ten full-lengths (including the wonderfully titled The Creator Has a Faster Van), two splits, contributed to a handful of comps, and have been the temporary shelter of twenty-something players. It will not surprise you to find out that they play a loose and perpetually evolving brand of music that is probably most easily classified as psych, but with its trilling woodwinds and droning violins has more in common with the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders (dig that title once again) than the peaky wig-outs of, like, Iron Butterfly.

On March 24, they’ll release Excursions to Cloudland on the venerable Beyond Beyond is Beyond, and today we’re premiering the album’s closer, “Cerebration Day.” Punniness aside, it’s a fitting name: the song’s ten long minutes unwind in a kind of slow serenade, gathering steam but not locomotion, spinning but not getting dizzy. It feels celebratory, yes, but it’s nevertheless an interior form of music that offers up joyfulness as a kind of trance, or at least trance as a kind of joy. What, you thought there was something going on in the outside world worth partying over?"

-- Flood Magazine, Los Angeles

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Jeffrey Alexander. Founding member of The Iditarod in 1996, BF/BS in 2003 and Dire Wolves in 2008. Joined JOMF in 2013. Former label owner of Magic Eye Singles and Secret Eye Records. Also toured with and featured on recordings by Kemialliset Ystävät (Finland), Avarus (Finland), Es (Finland), Fursaxa, Christina Carter, Gravenhurst (UK), Stefano Pilia-Andrea Belfi-Jeffrey Alexander Trio (Italy/USA) ... more

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