Wolves is full of jagged art-punk intensity and Fugazi-style rant-singing that is often cut paradoxically against prog-worthy complexities and synth washes. Traindodge, from Norman, OK, is a salty group of indie rockers that have been recording since the late '90s. This album is full of real chops and complex, interesting songwriting. There's also an invigorating diversity in the material, from the martial beats and ominous drone of "Maze" to the booty-shacking, glass-sharded rap-rants of "You, the Disaster." Meanwhile, a radical but strong departure shows up in the electronica drone and poppy beats of "Twice as Lost," a chilled-out exploration with hushed vocals that is more reminiscent of Dntel or Postal Service than the group's other, more aggressive influences. But undoubtedly Traindodge are at their best with the fire bursts of guitar and anguished shouts that often place them somewhere near the more talented reaches of emo/screamo occupied by the likes of Thursday and co.
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AllMusic Review by Erik Hage