Actual Wolf performs live for The Local Show

Actual Wolf performs "Victims and Things" live in the studios of 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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Actual Wolf In-Studio
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Eric Pollard performing under the name Actual Wolf in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

It's been quite the ride since Eric Pollard released his debut, self-titled album under the name Actual Wolf last fall. He performed tracks off the roots-rock record at The Current's 9th Birthday Party with an impressive backing band of local artists including brothers Jake (guitar) and Jeremy (drums) Hanson, Erik Koskinen — to whom the record's "vibe" is attributed — and Low's Steve Garrington.

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Actual Wolf's Eric Pollard in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

Listen to the full in-studio to hear Eric and company chat with host David Campbell about the unfortunate studio fires that happened during the mixing of the record, what holding fort and recording new material in Justin Vernon's April Base studio has been like, and the influence Eric Clapton had on the unreleased track "Thinking of You."

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Erik Koskinen performing with Actual Wolf in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

Songs Performed

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Jeremy Hanson in The Current studios. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

"Hydrant Eyes" off Actual Wolf
"Victims and Things" off Actual Wolf
"Thinking of You" (unreleased)

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