House of Wolves

House of Wolves


House of Wolves calls to mind the lo-fi genius of contemporaries like Beach House. It's like Maurice Sendak's honesty, insight, playfulness & loneliness channelled thru Elliott Smith. Decidedly vintage folk feel, with haunting melodies.


House of Wolves
is the musical moniker of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rey Villalobos, the name's origin coming from the translation of Villa-lobos from Spanish to English.

A Los Angeles native, Villalobos's family originates from two different sides of the globe - Cananea Sonora México and Francavilla al Mare on the Italian Adriatic Coast. Rey grew up a classically trained pianist, citing Chopin as his first and main musical influence.

House of Wolves debut album Fold In The Wind presents a warm, ethereal, and poetic collection. While beautifully eerie in acoustic form, the songs are filled with emotional, intricate, and organic sounds, and blended with Villalobos's haunting melodies and tender voice they call to mind Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, and Beach House.

This past 2010, Villalobos spent his time touring the U.S. and Europe and playing shows with: Sharon Van Etten, Villagers, White Rabbits, The Middle East, Avi Buffalo, Blind Pilot, Laura Gibson, Damien Jurado, Little Joy, Seabear, Kaki King, and Fanfarlo.

The album is produced and mixed by John Askew
(The Dodos/Neko Case, Peggy Sue)


Fold in the Wind by House of Wolves, to be released SUMMER 2011