Progressive rock and jazz fusion aren't spring chickens anymore, and some might say they're on the verge of a long-overdue death rattle. There are plenty of revivalists, but what the music needs now is a doctor. It might never happen, but the band Wolf People is keeping everything stable on life support for now.
On "Tiny Circle," the first track to come forth from their upcoming album, Steeple, the band runs a gauntlet of staccato guitar riffs wrapped with some impressive flute leads. The vocals are bluesy, and the drums accentuate the arrangements perfectly. The whole shebang builds into an all-out slug fest of acoustic guitars, wailing electric leads, and mellotron-esque synth chords before it quickly shuts down into a final set of chorus riffs. Grab the track below: