The Republic of Wolves is an indie rock band from Long Island, New York consisting of Mason Maggio and Christian Van Deurs of the indie folk band Tigers On Trains as well as Billy Duprey, Gregg Andrew Dellarocca, and Chris Wall (who toured with Lights Resolve). AbsolutePunk named their debut extended play His Old Branches “the best EP to be released in 2009”. Punknews.org has noted that there are “some moments of brilliant restraint in their songs”. The Republic Of Wolves were placed on a list of the “Top 10 Indie Bands” in Substream Music Press magazine, where they are described as having “dark sounds, slowly but forcefully delivered vocals, and aggressively smart lyrics.” The band has performed with acts such as Gabriel the Marine, The Felix Culpa, Robbers, Harvard, Sainthood Reps, Tiger Riot, and others.

History

During the summer of 2009, Mason Maggio and Christian Van Deurs were recording the Tigers On Trains album “Grandfather” at Gregg Andrew Dellarocca’s home studio. They soon began experimenting with a different, heavier, and more dynamic style of music with friends Billy Duprey and Chris Wall and The Republic Of Wolves was formed.
The Republic of Wolves has notable influences from other Long Island bands such as Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run, Glassjaw, and As Tall As Lions. This influence was most obvious when clips of three The Republic of Wolves demos were posted onto Youtube as demos of Brand New songs from their then upcoming album Daisy. Initially, many Brand New fans couldn’t tell whether these demos were legitimate or not. The band has officially stated that they had no part in this incident, and when they found out about the faux demos they contacted the CEO of AbsolutePunk Jason Tate and the truth was revealed. The full story can be found in various interviews and websites (including AbsolutePunk).

On March 15, 2010 The Republic of Wolves, with the help of 410BC, Vintage Hustle Records, and Simple Stereo, held a contest in which they invited fans to cover any one of their songs from the EP His Old Branches, awarding prizes to the top entries.

They are currently recording their debut full length album entitled Varuna. The album is set to be released on November 30, 2010.

On September 11, 2010 the band released information about an upcoming extended play called “The Cartographer” to be released on January 1, 2011.

Edited by chill_b on 12 Dec 2010, 00:22

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