Around 2000, Alexander Ortiz and Vincent Levesque along with Antonin Marquis formed a band with synthesizers, bass, vocals and drums. In their own words the band likes to qualify their sound as “a post-punk landscape with analogue trees. Like rock after the postmodern explosion”. Nameless until 2002, Alexander showed up at the jam space wearing a home-made shirt with a skull spitting a synth displaying the inscription, ‘We Are Wolves’.
Releasing their first studio album “Non-Stop Je Te Plie en Deux” in October of 2005 on the American label Fat Possum and they promoted the album with shows at international festivals including Le Rock dans tous ses états, Les Eurokéennes, Dour Festival, SXSW, CMJ, Virgin Festival and Osheaga. They had previously had their first North American tour in the spring of 2005 where they opened for …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and The (International) Noise Conspiracy. In September of that year, they performed at North East Sticks Together. A second tour came in 2006 in which they supported the Gossip in addition to some solo gigs across Canada and the United States. They completed a five-week tour in Europe with Montreal act Duchess Says, in summer 2006.
Their second full-length album “Total Magique” was released in September of 2007, their first for Dare To Care Records. After sold out gigs in Quebec, receiving the M-Galaxie Prize at M for Montreal and participating in four shows for CMJ, the band toured Canada, the U.S. and Europe in 2007-2008.
Over the following years We Are Wolves would release another two albums with Dare To Care Records, “Invisible Violence” in October of 2009 and “La Mort Pop Club” in February of 2013.
This brings to September of 2016 when their first release via Fantôme Records “Wrong” and fifth studio album overall was released. As has become the norm for We Are Wolves, they toured Europe before returning home to Canada to continue promoting their work. For more details see the short schedule and why not give the album a listen.
Nov 12 Rimouski @ Coopérative de solidarité Paradis
Nov 25 Saint-Hyacinthe @ Le Zaricot
Nov 26 Gatineau Le Petit Chicago
Dec 01 Baie-Comeau @ L’Ouvre-Boîte culturel
Dec 02 Chicoutimi @ Le Sous-Bois
Dec 03 Baie-Comeau @ Vox Populi
Dec 10 Toronto @ The Baby G
Dec 11 Hamilton @ After The Casbah
Dec 16 Sorel @ Pub O’Callaghan