| 04/30/2023 | 8:00PM
Rock ‘n’ roll is often hard to define, or even to find, in these fractured musical times. But to paraphrase an old saying, you know it when you hear it.
And you always hear it with the Wallflowers. For the past 30 years, the Jakob Dylan-led act has stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. That signature style has been present through the decades, baked into the grooves of smash hits like 1996’s Bringing Down the Horse as well as more recent and exploratory fare like 2012’s Glad All Over.
But while it’s been nine long years since we’ve heard from the group with whom he first made his mark, the Wallflowers are silent no more. And Dylan always knew they’d return. “The Wallflowers is much of my life’s work,” he says simply.
That life’s work continues with Exit Wounds , the brand-new Wallflowers studio offering. The collection marks the first new Wallflowers material since Glad All Over . And while the wait has been long, the much-anticipated record finds the band’s signature sound – lean, potent, and eminently entrancing – intact, even as Dylan surrounds himself with a fresh cast of musicians.