Wolves at the Gate

by The Society Islands

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"Wolves at the Gate" is the first in a series of singles that will later comprise the new album by The Society Islands. These singles will be released on a triweekly basis; the album will be released whenever The Society Islands feel the stars are aligned the right way.

The album will most likely feature comprehensive bonus material, the scope of which depends - not least - on you, dear listener (yes that's right: the more songs you buy, the more money we have to blow on crazy shit).


Criss-crossing light
a cross hatch of eyes
the isotopes sway
in β-decay

There's a cavity in my soul
where the bats expand
to biblical proportions

And there's crevices in the road
outside the chamber door
where the world is contorting

There's wolves at the gate
and the steers rise from their watery grave
to guide me

Lure my inside
with your eerie blue light
kiss me farewell
each blown-up cell

I should have laid myself to rest
down in the cooling pond
instead of taking that shower

So don't go palliative on me
I know I'm running out
it's just a matter of hours

There's wolves at the gate
and the steers rise from their watery grave
to guide me

Oh, the sunrise... it could be my last
Oh, the winter... my summers are past
There's wolves at the gate


released August 31, 2011
Lyrics by Boris Rogowski, Music by Andreas Kriegeskorte, Roland Münchow, Boris Rogowski & Falk Wöhrle
Produced by Boris Rogowski & Stephan Kriegeskorte
Recorded at The Convent-facing Room, Cologne
Mixed and Mastered by Boris Rogowski



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The Society Islands Köln, Germany

The Society Islands is the musical project of Cologne, Germany-based composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Boris Rogowski. The music of The Society Islands oscillates between Neo-Folk, chamber music and Indie Rock and is further characterized by unconventional stylistic shifts and ominous undertones. ... more

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