New York hardcore set Wilding Incident are preparing to release their new EP Prey For The Wolfpack at the end of April, and today they have shared the project's title-track. It's cheeky yet merciless, an exacting flay of subway side-eyers and sidewalk profilers. LOOKING AT MY GUCCI IT’S ABOUT THAT TIME FOR THE WOLFPACK TO BE SET UP FOR A CRIME, Danny "Ezec" Singer cries at one point, voicing a very real concern.
Much like their name (which borrows the loaded language once used to describe the Central Park Five), "Prey For The Wolfpack" was inspired by the band's experience coming up in N.Y. and the city's hardcore scene during the late '80s. As guitarist Sacha Jenkins put it in an email to The FADER:
"Prey For The Wolfpack" is the bi-product of coming of age in 1980s New York, a time when white ladies would choke their purses when you and your fellow black and brown homies would walk by. Me and my homies would make our way to CBGBs. Public Enemy, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Black Flag and Urban Waste would be pumping in the old Walkman, and I'd like to think that the spirit of those bands is what we tapped into for our EP.
New York was dangerous and hardcore was dangerous, but there was safety and diversity inside of the community. Rich kids from Connecticut would mosh with poor kids from the Lower East Side. We're proud to continue that tradition. There's a new generation of kids ripping shit up and we're psyched to share stages and culture with them. And being on Reaper Records is like being on Def Jam in their prime. We goin' platinum, yo! Word up.
Listen to "Prey For The Wolf Pack" below; the album drops April 27.