Actual Wolf

THE LEGEND OF THE ACTUAL WOLF: There are outlaws, and there are outlaws. Some practice the pose and cultivate the image, though seldom dirty their soft, bourgeois hands with anything actually outside the law. When they do, it is often despicable, irresponsible or just plain mundane. The Actual Wolf (aka Eric Pollard), however, is a real outlaw and has pled guilty to it. Between the bust and before the trial AW recorded a pair of EPs, each showing ‘another side of the Wolf’. It is one of the most obvious statements of existence: everything takes time, and the truly good, well crafted things in life take more than the rest. If the world has had to wait a while for another full-length release from Actual Wolf, it is only due to craft and cure.

Faded Days has been cultivated, cut and cured with the same patience as that of the grower. Written over two years in a spectrum of locations that the artist has called home at one point or another-- Duluth (Minnesota, not Georgia), Brooklyn, Nashville and currently Oakland—The rich oils and aromatics-- resting in darkness and appropriately aged to bring them to a perfect state. the album is subtly informed by that breadth of different atmospheres as much as it is richly colored his array of collaborators (Al Church, Steve Garrington, Jake Hanson and Jeremy Hanson) in a year-long distillation by engineer Brad Bivens in Minneapolis.

After all of that time, Faded Days is ready. Its distinctly emotional alkaloids are blissfully intoxicating, palliative and healing. And now that it is finished, a sort of finely crafted goodbye to the Faded Days of all of those other places and those people and events, it will only be a matter of time before Actual Wolf cultivates and distills the more recent days of his current Oakland existence, though who knows how long this will take: you cannot put a timeline on true craft.

Past Shows


May
8
th
2019
7th St Entry
May
8
th
2019
7th St Entry

Actual Wolf and Matthew McNeal

with dVRG & PATRICK PEGG
Dec
6
th
2018
Turf Club
Dec
6
th
2018
Turf Club

All Tomorrow's Petty

with Invisible Boy and Actual Wolf
May
17
th
2018
7th St Entry
May
17
th
2018
7th St Entry

Actual Wolf

with Field Division
Sep
15
th
2017
Turf Club
Sep
15
th
2017
Turf Club

Actual Wolf

with Kid Dakota and Dosh
Jun
8
th
2017
Turf Club
Jun
8
th
2017
Turf Club

Actual Wolf

with Farewell Milwaukee
Oct
9
th
2016
Indeed Brewery
Oct
9
th
2016
Indeed Brewery

Indeed Brewing Company's Hullabaloo 2016

NO COVER
with Romantica, Jack Klatt, Southside Desire and more!
Jan
15
th
2016
Turf Club
Jan
15
th
2016
Turf Club

Sam Cassidy

with Actual Wolf and Romantica
Jul
11
th
2015
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES
Jul
11
th
2015
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES

Trampled by Turtles

with John Mark Nelson, Actual Wolf, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank and more!
May
31
st
2015
Clown Lounge
May
31
st
2015
Clown Lounge

Actual Wolf

with Field Division
May
17
th
2015
Clown Lounge
May
17
th
2015
Clown Lounge

Actual Wolf

with Robert Skoro
May
10
th
2015
Clown Lounge
May
10
th
2015
Clown Lounge

Actual Wolf

Free Movie at 7PM: THE UNKNOWN KNOWN
with Greg MacPherson
May
3
rd
2015
Clown Lounge
May
3
rd
2015
Clown Lounge

Actual Wolf

Free Movie at 7PM: SERIAL MOM
with Haley
Apr
29
th
2015
Turf Club
Apr
29
th
2015
Turf Club

Actual Wolf

with The Cactus Blossoms
Feb
13
th
2015
Mainroom
Feb
13
th
2015
Mainroom

JD McPherson

with Actual Wolf
Jan
2
nd
2015
Turf Club
Jan
2
nd
2015
Turf Club

PETER WOLF CRIER

with BBGUN and Actual Wolf
Jul
11
th
2014
Mainroom
Jan
24
th
2014
Mainroom
Jan
24
th
2014
Mainroom

89.3 The Current’s 9th Birthday Party

with Har Mar Superstar, Lizzo, Strange Names and more!
Dec
7
th
2013
Turf Club
Dec
7
th
2013
Turf Club

Actual Wolf and Frankie Lee

DUAL VINYL RELEASE SHOW
with Tara Fox, Lydia Liza and Jeremy Ylvisaker
Apr
21
st
2013
7th St Entry
Apr
21
st
2013
7th St Entry

He’s My Brother She’s My Sister

with Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas and Actual Wolf
Apr
17
th
2013
Mainroom
Apr
17
th
2013
Mainroom

Trampled by Turtles

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Celebrates 10 Years
with Fever Dream and Actual Wolf
Jan
11
th
2013
Mainroom
Dec
29
th
2012
Mainroom
Dec
29
th
2012
Mainroom

Actual Wolf, Al Church And State, MEG ASHLING and more!

with dozens of MN bands covering The Magnetic Fields’ magnum opus
Dec
19
th
2012
7th St Entry
Dec
19
th
2012
7th St Entry

SOLACE'S Birthday Bash

with Actual Wolf, All Tomorrow's Petty and Prissy Clerks
Nov
21
st
2012
Mainroom
Nov
21
st
2012
Mainroom

THE IKE REILLY ASSASSINATION

with Actual Wolf and Communist Daughter
Oct
21
st
2012
7th St Entry
Oct
21
st
2012
7th St Entry
Jun
27
th
2012
7th St Entry
Jun
27
th
2012
7th St Entry

The Spring Standards

with The Word Party and Actual Wolf

More Shows

Oct
15
th
Fine Line

Rina Sawayama

Apr
22
nd
Fine Line

John Moreland

with S.G. Goodman
Nov
17
th
NoonChorus

Sylvan Esso

Oct
30
th
Live Stream

The Skatalites