Sunday, April 8, 2012

Discover Music - There She Goes | Bleek Records


House of Wolves is the musical moniker of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rey Villalobos,
the name's origin coming from the translation of Villa-lobos from Spanish to English. A Los Angeles native, Villalobos's family originates from two different sides of the globe - Cananea Sonora México and Francavilla al Mare on the Italian Adriatic Coast. Rey grew up a classically trained pianist, citing Chopin as his first and main musical influence.

House of Wolves debut album Fold In The Wind presents a warm, ethereal, and poetic collection. While beautifully eerie in acoustic form, the songs are filled with "colorful symphonic sustain that decorates spacious arrangements" blended with Villalobos's haunting melodies and tender voice they call to mind Elliott Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Perfume Genius and Beach House.

The album is produced and mixed by John Askew (The Dodos, Alela Diane)
in Portland Oregon where Villalobos formed the band, splitting time living between California & Oregon. Over the past few years Villalobos spent his time touring Europe & the U.S, playing shows with: Sharon Van Etten, Villagers, Gardens & Villa, St. Vincent, Sea Wolf, The Middle East, Avi Buffalo, Blind Pilot, Laura Gibson, Damien Jurado, Little Joy, Seabear, Marissa Nadler, Kaki King, Memoryhouse, Sister Crayon and Fanfarlo.