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Last show of 2013!

Last show of the year and our first time playing at Sister.


Our album is out today!

2135313038-1Take a listen to our new album courtesy Spin.

Buy it over at iTunes!

Order the limited edition vinyl over at Bandcamp!


Records here!

Our records are in! Pre-order at sadbabywolf.bandcamp.com.



Sad Baby Wolf playing SXSW!

We are headed to Austin for SXSW. Our showcase is Friday March 15th at Midnight! More details here: Sad Baby Wolf at SXSW


Sad Baby Wolf album to be released in April!

Our debut album is being released in April! We are very excited to share this album with the world!

You can pre-order the album by going to our bandcamp page: sadbabywolf.bandcamp.com.

Check out the lead single “Electric Sounds” in the little Soundcloud player.

It will be available digitally and we are also pressing a limited edition vinyl. Pre-order today!



Excited to announce a small tour and a couple of dates with the Shins!

Sad Baby Wolf will be hitting the road early September in support of Moonface as well as playing Musicfest NW.

Tour Dates:
August 31, 2012 – Tour kick-off Low Spirits, ABQ w/ Canyonlands and Deadtown Lovers
September 4, 2012 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
September 5, 2012 – Flying M Coffee Garage, Nampa, ID
September 6, 2012 – A Club, Spokane, WA
September 7, 2012 – The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
September 8, 2012 – The Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR – Musicfest NW
September 9, 2012 – Sam Bond’s, Eugene, OR

Opening for The Shins!
October 3, 2012 – The Rialto, Tucson, AZ
October 4, 2012 – Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM

Press Release



We have t-shirts for sale! We will be setting up a merch page but in the meantime if you want a shirt let us know. Available in extra-small, small, medium, large and extra-large in lovely blue or brown. They are $25 shipping included to the lower 48. email us – merch at sadbabywolf.com to order one.


Stereogum Premiers “Everything Is”

Check out our cover of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Everything Is” over at Stereogum!



Take a listen to our daytrotter session! This was recorded out in San Francisco while we were out there for the Noise Pop Festival. Was a grand time.


Portland Mercury

Introducing Marty Crandall’s Terrific New Band: Sad Baby Wolf


by Ned Lannamann

on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM


The days of putting “Wolf” in the band name are not over. But in this case, that’s totally okay, because here’s Sad Baby Wolf, the new band of former Shin Marty Crandall, who was “let go” from the band back in 2010. (Crandall’s history has been well documented on this site.)

Crandall lived here in Portland for a while, but he’s since moved back to his home town of Albuquerque and joined forces with another former Shin, Neal Langford, to form Sad Baby Wolf. Marty’s brother Maury Crandall plays drums, Sean McCullough plays bass, and Jason Ward plays guitar. I do not know what instruments all those spooky little ghosts in the picture play.


Sad Baby Wolf – “8th Level”

And here’s a song! And it’s great! It will appear on Sad Baby Wolf’s upcoming debut album, which comes out later this year. I think this is excellent—a nuggety, tumbling pop-rock number with fine guitar work and production that gets more ethereal as the song goes on. You can also hear another Sad Baby Wolf song over on Under the Radar.

With Crandall’s band as well as another former Shin, Dave Hernandez (also of Scared of Chaka), doing fine things with his band Little Cuts, the Shins are turning into one of those groups for whom Pete Frame could diagram a family tree.