Lone Kodiak Howls into the Spotlight with the Release of “Werewolf Girl”, Heralding a New Chapter in the Band’s Explosive Year
LOS ANGELES, October 13, 2023 — Following a trail of back-to-back hits and raw, defiant anthems, Lone Kodiak drops their latest single, “Werewolf Girl,” serving as both a capstone to an already remarkable year and an omen of what’s to come. No better evidence of that can be found in the fact that the band enjoyed yet another premiere yesterday, this time with Vents Magazine. Known for their propulsive innovation and artful musings, the East LA quartet continues their ascent into the echelons of alternative rock.
Emerging from the depths of a transformative creative process that birthed hits like “Corner Booth” and “Let’s Hear It For The Kid,” Lone Kodiak taps into a new level of musical maturation. Leaning into their proven versatility—inspired by iconic bands such as The Cure, Hum, and The Smashing Pumpkins—the group yet again redefines the auditory experience.
If David Lynch ever wanted a soundtrack for the Twilight Zone of his dreams, “Werewolf Girl” would undoubtedly be his first choice. With a vibe that pays homage to b-movie horror and camp, the track unfolds like a rip-roaring cinematic escapade—fasten your seatbelt; it’s a wild ride. It’s as if Lone Kodiak decided to transmute every pulpy corner of pop culture into a kaleidoscope of brilliant melodies and choruses.
The song is a synthesis of delirious fun and thoughtful reflection. In a surprising twist, the bridge offers a pause in the mayhem—a nuanced, emotional interlude that amplifies the band’s signature aesthetic, akin to the sweeping grandeur of Band of Horses or Muse. But this is not a band to let you drift off into sonic nirvana. They pull you back down to earth with the gritty, grounding influences of Deftones and Young Widows, culminating in a haunting denouement that all but begs you to join in its moonlit lament.
The release of “Werewolf Girl” is not just another single but a momentous step in Lone Kodiak’s burgeoning legacy. Recorded at Big Bad Sound in Los Angeles, and produced by Kyle Mangels, the single captures the raw, elemental spirit that has propelled them onto the watchlist of anyone who knows anything about the future of rock.
Join Lone Kodiak as they take a monumental stride into a future teeming with promise and sonic exploration. Stay tuned for more electrifying releases and upcoming projects that promise to set the alternative rock world ablaze.
Vents Magazine (Single Premiere)
For the release of their roaring new single, “Werewolf Girl,” Vents Magazine hosted an exclusive premiere, capturing the essence of the track with acclaim. The magazine heralded Lone Kodiak’s innovation in combining emotive resonance with sonic audacity.
Lone Kodiak was featured on Idioteq for a premiere, earning praise for their unique take on alternative rock and bringing fresh energy to the genre.
The Loft Sessions (Track of the Week)
The UK tastemakers selected Lone Kodiak’s previous single, “Let’s Hear It For The Kid,” as their “Track of the Week,” lauding its fresh studio experimentation and powerful introduction that “breaks the mould with its raw rebellion.”
Canadian Beats (Passport/News Feature)
The Canadian media outlet not only exclusively premiered “The Corner Booth” but followed up with a detailed “Passport” piece for their next single, “Let’s Hear It For The Kid,” highlighting the band’s captivating blend of immense punch and tonal richness.
Click Roll Boom (Single Review)
This UK outlet found “The Corner Booth” to be a magnitude of exquisite musicianship and potent songwriting: “Intimate and accessible while also lavish and anthemic, Lone Kodiak’s raw energy and rich melodies demand you take notice.” – Amy
Ghost Cult (Guest Blog)
The respected platform invited Lone Kodiak to share insights into their creative process and influences behind “Let’s Hear It For The Kid,” offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at the band’s electric new track.
It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine (Single Premiere)
The European magazine rolled out the red carpet for “Let’s Hear It For The Kid,” describing Lone Kodiak as evoking “the grand intimacy of a powerful animal lumbering through a vast, unforgiving wilderness.”
These outlets picked up the news of Lone Kodiak’s releases, echoing the band’s growing momentum in the alternative rock scene.
These are just some highlights. For the full list of the band’s placements in the past couple of months (and there are many more), check out their media kit on V13.Promo!
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About Lone Kodiak
There’s something singular about Lone Kodiak.
Founded by Portland natives Dainéal Parker (vocals, guitars) and Daniel Alden (bass), the group found revelation with the inclusion of their drummer, Josh Harris. Drawing inspiration from iconic bands like The Cure, Hum, The Smashing Pumpkins, Explosions In The Sky, and Deftones, the group embarked on a creative journey during the pandemic, molding a distinct sonic identity that has marked them out as the next new act to watch.
Whether trying to nail down their sound or find another group as hardworking as them, the band stands alone as their namesake would against a barren backdrop. And, of course, the East LA outfit doesn’t fit in with the pomp and bluster of the Hollywood rock scene, unconcerned as they are with clout, glory, or grandeur.
The quartet (with guitarist Ben Palmer squaring the circle) combines the grit of East LA with the sublime wildness of the Pacific Northwest – a group that is at once solitary, capable, dangerous, and self-assured.
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