Wolves in the Attic illustrate the modern garage rock renaissance perfectly. The trio’s chemistry is reciprocal, Eric Moffitt (vocals, guitar), Trent Derby (drums), and Chris Lachky (bass) mix this cut-throat alternative rock with a dose of ‘60s pop psych for an ear-pummeling experience.
It all started in 2007 when Vaudeville Mews booker, Ladd Askland heard Moffitt’s demos and asked him to play a show. Moffitt didn’t have a band at the time, so he decided he’d get by with a little help from his friends — Jordan Mayland (drums), Nick Parks (bass), and Devin Frank (guitar). After a handful of shows with the initial lineup, Trent Derby replaced Mayland on drums and Justin Niceswanger joined as the bass player, shifting Parks over to guitar. This lineup stuck for their 2008 debut album, Electronic Hearts, which earned them opening slots with numerous national acts including The Faint, HEALTH, and Titus Andronicus.
Chris Lachky stepped in on bass in early 2009 after Niceswanger was handpicked to fly to the moon, and since then the band has played shows throughout the Midwest – including the 80/35 music festival – and feverishly written new material. The band will release the fruit of its labor, Pink Mist, on February 13, 2013.