Lolawolf

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Lolawolf
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Lolawolf performing at the Perth Arena in 2014.
Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Genres
Labels Innit Recordings
Website lolawolf.com
Members
Past members

Lolawolf (styled as LOLAWOLF) is an American R&B/electropop duo, formed by actress and singer Zoë Kravitz & drummer/producer Jimmy Giannopoulos, based in Brooklyn, New York City. The band released the Self-Titled EP, Lolawolf, in February 2014, a full-length album titled, Calm Down on October 21, 2014 followed by EP Every Fuckin Day in June of 2015.

History[edit]

Lolawolf is composed of frontwoman Kravitz, and drummer/producer Jimmy Giannopoulos (Also of MOTHXR and Pretty Good Dance Moves).[3] Kravitz became friends with Giannopoulos while living in Brooklyn,[3] they began collaborating on music and released the track “Wanna Have Fun” in May 2013.[4] Kravitz asked them to join her in Los Angeles while working on the independent film The Road Within, to help take her mind off the difficult role of playing an anorexic,[3] the band began recording tracks at movie producer Bruce Cohen's home studio in Hollywood at night. Cohen is Kravitz's godfather.[5] Actor and drummer Raviv Ullman was a member from 2013–14.[6]

Lolawolf debuted at Manhattan's Mercury Lounge in November 2013, and released the self-titled EP, Lolawolf, in February 2014. The band is named after Kravitz’s half-siblings, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf, children of her mother, Lisa Bonet and step-father Jason Momoa,[7] they rejected major label offers to release music with the independent label Innit Recordings through Kobalt Label Services, letting them retain creative control.[8] Lolawolf released their debut album, Calm Down, in October 2014, which was recorded in the Bahamas and Las Vegas.[9] Rapper A$AP Rocky appeared in the video for the 2014 single, "Jimmy Franco",[10] and Miley Cyrus appeared in the video for the single, "Bitch".[11]

Lolawolf opened for Lily Allen, Azealia Banks, Warpaint, and Miley Cyrus, on the Australian leg of her Bangerz tour in late-2014.[12][1] They released the five track EP, Every Fuckin Day, on June 23, 2015,[2] they toured with Twin Shadow, and performed at Austin's South by Southwest, the Paris Afropunk, and Philadelphia's Made in America music festivals in 2015.[13][14][15] In 2016, they appeared at Lollapalooza, released the song, "Teardrop", featuring Miley Cyrus, and were currently in the studio recording a follow up to the EP Every Fuckin Day,[16] reportedly titled 'Prom'.[17]

Discography[edit]

Albums/EPs[edit]

Title Details
Lolawolf (EP)
  • Released: February 4, 2014
  • Label: Innit Recordings
  • Formats: Digital download
Calm Down
Every Fuckin Day (EP)
  • Released: June 23, 2015
  • Label: Innit Recordings
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Drive (Los Angeles)" 2013 Lolawolf
"Wanna Have Fun"
"Jimmy Franco" 2014 Calm Down
"Summertime" N/A
"AYO" Calm Down
"Every Fuckin Day" 2015 Every Fuckin Day
"Teardrop" 2016 N/A

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s) Ref
"Wanna Have Fun" 2013 Jonathan Hoeg [19]
"What Love Is" 2014 Jonathan Hoeg [20]
"Drive (Los Angeles)" Jordan Harkins [21]
"Jimmy Franco" Jonathan Hoeg [22]
"Summertime" [23]
"AYO" Trouble Andrew [24]
"Calm Down" Jonathan Hoeg [25]
"Bitch" 2015 Trouble Andrew [26]
"Every Fuckin Day" Trouble Andrew [27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Muller, Marissa G. "Lolawolf Just Made the Most Unpredictable R&B Album of the Year". Noisey. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Monaé, Ashley (June 23, 2015). "Premiere: Lolawolf 'everyf–ckinday' EP". Vibe. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Bennett, Kim Taylor (November 5, 2013). "Zoë Kravitz, Her Band Lolawolf, and Their Video For "Wanna Have Fun"". Noisey. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ "House Playlist: FKA twigs, Lolawolf, Beck, Azealia Banks, Katy B, Sleigh Bells, Four Tet, & Ejecta". Slant Magazine. September 17, 2013. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lenny Kravitz's actress daughter records album tracks in between filming". WRTV. February 5, 2014. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ Hoff, Victoria Dawson (January 24, 2014). "I Was Very on Edge": Zoë Kravitz Explains Why Her New Band Lolawolf Came Together at Just the Right Time". Elle. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ Barnes, Henry (August 20, 2015). "Zoë Kravitz: 'Why do stories happen to white people and everyone else is a punchline?'". The Guardian. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ Mazurek, Brooke (December 12, 2014). "This Is What Lolawolf Wears on Stage". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  9. ^ Davis, Allison P (December 17, 2014). "Lolawolf: The Most DGAF Band on the Planet". New York Magazine. Retrieved September 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ Minsker, Evan (March 26, 2014). "Watch A$AP Rocky Flirt With Zoë Kravitz in Lolawolf's "Jimmy Franco" Video". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ Thomas, Kate (June 23, 2015). "Miley Cyrus strips off to her thong and smokes a suspicious cigarette in new video for Zoe Kravitz's band Lolawolf". Daily mail. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ Spanos, Brittany (December 26, 2014). "Zoe Kravitz's Band Lolawolf Finds Its Bold, Sexy Electro-Pop Beat". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  13. ^ Coscarelli, Joe (March 16, 2015). "Paying a Price to Play at South by Southwest". The New York Times. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  14. ^ Spanos, Brittany (June 2, 2015). "Lenny Kravitz, Lauryn Hill, Grace Jones to Headline AfroPunk NYC". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ Christopher, Michael (September 3, 2015). "Made in America Festival, summer's swan song, takes place this weekend in Philadelphia". Delaware County Daily Times. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  16. ^ Legaspi, Althea (July 20, 2016). "Hear Miley Cyrus' Eerie Vocals on Lolawolf's New 'Teardrop' Song". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 20, 2016. 
  17. ^ https://twitter.com/lolawolfband/status/695580911090274306
  18. ^ "Lolawolf - Calm Down". Discogs. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Lolawolf - Wanna Have Fun (Official Music Video)". YouTube. November 5, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Lolawolf - What Love Is (Official Music Video)". YouTube. January 7, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Lolawolf - Drive (Los Angeles) (Official Music Video)". YouTube. March 9, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Lolawolf - Jimmy Franco (Official Video ftr A$AP Rocky)". YouTube. March 26, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Lolawolf - Summertime". YouTube. July 8, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Lolawolf - AYO (Official Music Video)". YouTube. October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  25. ^ "Lolawolf - Calm Down (Official Music Video)". YouTube. November 17, 2014. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Lolawolf - Bitch". Vevo. May 4, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Lolawolf - Every Fuckin Day". Vevo. June 1, 2015. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 

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