AIDS Wolf Call It Quits
Published Mar 21, 2012Following nine years of unstructured sonic chaos, Montreal noise punks AIDS Wolf have announced that they're breaking up. The trio play their final three shows this May.
News of the implosion came earlier this week via a Facebook event labelled "AIDS Wolf final gig," which is to take place at Montreal's Casa del Popolo on May 5. The band have since bookended the performance with a show in Sherbrooke, QC at Sporoble on May 4 and an as-yet-unfinalized Toronto gig on May 11.
It's unclear as to why the AIDS Wolf have decided to call it quits, but a brief statement sent to Exclaim! cryptically reads, "There's always a reason... everything for a reason."
Since their inception in 2003, AIDS Wolf issued abrasive and arty full-lengths for the influential Skingraft imprint, released splits with Athletic Automaton, Pre and the Fugue, among others, and delivered a number of self-released CD-Rs and tapes.
AIDS Wolf went through a handful of lineup changes over the years, with vocalist Chloe Lum and drummer Yannick Desranleau being the only constants throughout their career. Guitarist Alex Moskos linked up with the unit for their 2009 tour tape Pas Rapport.
The group report that Moskos will continue making music for his solo project Drainolith, while Lum and Desranleau will be focusing on visual art full time. The pair have worked under the Seripop banner since 2002.
AIDS Wolf's final album was the sprawling double-LP Ma Vie Banale Avant Garde, which was released last October on Lovepump United.