Superwolf is Matt's project with Will Oldham, a.k.a. Bonnie Prince Billy, and their first record is one of my favorites in the entire epic Oldham cannon (that's saying something!).
That self-titled record is such a dramatic and emotional piece of art-- I can't wait to see what they come up with next. Sweeney's twisty, turn-y, melodic electric guitar is the perfect counterpoint to Oldham's rough and ready vocals. Working with Sweeney on that record seemed to revitalize Oldham after a few years' worth of softer, more acoustic records. (And thank goodness!)
Check out this clip of Superwolf's "Beast For Thee" performed live. I love when Will busts out the overalls on tour (the whole entire band wears the exact same bulky khaki overalls...), then sings sad, delicate songs and contorts all around:
Anyone else wanna swoon with me, remembering when Oldham and Sweeney stopped by Amoeba SF and played the Superwolf album straight through a couple of years back? Ah, that was a great day!