Doves & Wolves started as a writing project between friends in the spring of 2013. Adam Anglin, who works for a local church as a music director, started collaborating with Dustin Peterson (drums), Ryan Day (guitar) and Micah Schmiedeskamp (bass). All of whom he had played music with in various projects since 2010. With backgrounds in metal, experimental post-rock, jazz, blues, folk, and country trying to land on a solidified musical direction became a process of exploration that lasted for almost 2 years. Adam played in Denver band, Brothers O’Hair, from 2009-2011 and took some time off to focus his creative efforts on the local church before writing songs for this, his latest project. They added their final member, Shawn Sandler formerly of The Denver Gentlemen, in the fall of 2014 as they headed into a studio to record their first EP. Working with some friends at a secluded studio in Evergreen, CO they started etching out the songs that would become their debut recording. Finding influence and inspiration in almost every genre has led them to a sound that covers a vast array of sonic landscapes but finds them most comfortably in the always easy-to-nail-down alt-country/dad rock/psych genre-ish.
2016 - Dustin and Micah stepped away from the project to focus on other creative endeavors and Jesse Cowan joined the band on drums.
About Their Self-Titled EP – Released March 2015
Doves & Wolves self-titled EP is a window into the world of feeling exposed, vulnerable, and insecure. Some felt and some fictionalized, these songs came from a place of reset and wanting to reconcile the past. “It’s a weird thing to meditate on what’s ailing you and then record it for everyone to hear," says vocalists/guitarist Adam Anglin about this EP.
The album is Adam’s first recording in almost 4 years and finds him in a much different place in life from his previous band. He’s married, owns a home, works for a church, and welcomed his first child into the world in the summer of 2013. “I want this project to reflect where I’m at now. In my previous project (Brothers O’Hair) it was always about creating fictionalized characters, stories, plot lines, etc. that moved people and made my own struggles invisible. I want to be ok with being a mess, having daddy issues, or feeling like no one likes you. I think that’s pretty normal.” These songs are about doubt and self-deception. Feeling known but only from a distance and wanting to run from all relationships. But they're also about commitment to your loved ones and redemption in the midst of uncertain times. “We wanted to make songs that stuck with people and resonated with where people go in their minds when no one is around. That quiet space when you’re feeling really insecure and vulnerable."