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WE ARE WOLVES

WE ARE WOLVES

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Around 2000, Alexander Ortiz and Vincent Levesque, both from the visual art world, 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'. At that moment they decided to name the band We Are Wolves.

In 2005, they released the album "Non-Stop Je Te Plie en Deux" on the American label Fat Possum. We Are Wolves promoted the album with shows in international festivals including Le Rock dans tous ses états, Les Eurokéennes, Dour Festival, SXSW, CMJ, Virgin Festival and Osheaga. They had their first North American tour in spring 2005. 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.

May 2007 brought the single "Fight and Kiss". This EP also features "Coconut 155" and marks the second chapter in their career. We Are Wolves presented their second full-length album "Total Magique" on September 4, 2007, in Canada and on October 2, 2007, in the U.S. They were well received by the media and received press in Pitchfork Media and Spin. 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.

In September 2008, We Are Wolves won a Gémeaux Award for the Best TV Musical Theme for Bazzo.tv theme.