The Ghost Wolves / Press
“The Ghost Wolves, a stripped-down guitar/drums duo from Austin, Texas, have a feral take on transgressive rock ‘n’ roll. Carley Wolf works the distorto strings and Jonathan Konya pounds away at the skins, equal parts garage-a-billy and blues a la howling canine. They even have the dog to prove it: Carley’s father began breeding wolf hybrids more than 30 years ago, and a pet on the head of Winter, a 125-pound Arctic mixed breed that travels with them, shows that their pack is not only loyal but capable of a good nuzzle in the muzzle. One particular slide solo of Carley’s from their recent SXSW show scratched me behind the ears, wagged my tail, and made me chase a ball. The pair tour relentlessly, showing a joy in the turn-it-up that evokes the visceral virtues of rock at its most raw and elemental: “Curl Up and Dye,” the flat-out bash of “Snake and Jake Shake,” the hypnotic “First Love.” Hell, I even bought the T-shirt.”
"When the Austin band finally let us off the hook and left the stage, the only thing I could think of was the fact that I wanted more!"
“The Ghost Wolves raised brows, putting on a great power duo performance”
“From the opening, bluegrass twang of ‘Gonna Live’, to the gorgeous live recording of ‘First Love’, it is clear that the duo’s relentless gigging – as well as their strong musical heritage – has produced a collection of tracks that is both exhilarating and infectious.”
“The Ghost Wolves, a young Texas drums-and-guitar duo, made a mighty punk-rock noise in a powerful opener. Carley Wolf’s helium-chirp voice added irony to grown-up lyrics of loss and disillusionment in the doleful blues “First Love” from their “In Ya Neck” debut album, while her jolting, feedback-drenched guitar channeled George Thorogood jamming with the Ramones and her drumming partner Jonny clattered its rattly three-beat. In “The Snake and Jake Shake” from the same album, they paid rocking tribute to a New Orleans bar I happen to know is dark but fun, and their music fit that same description. Their spunky energy engaged the crowd so well they whipped up a noisy singalong in “Gonna Live,” defiant-anthem lead track from “In Ya Neck.””
"While they each have their own impressive musical resumes, together they are an otherworldly presence."
“Carley Wolf; A musical jewel in wolf's clothing. Using genres such as folk, rock, and bluegrass, Wolf sings with the chops of an old gypsy soul.”