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Also known asSeripop
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresNoise rock, no wave
Years active2003-2012
LabelsDeathbomb Arc, Lovepump United, We Are Busy Bodies, Zum Records, Skin Graft Records, Nail In The Coffin Records, Blood of the Drash, Badmaster Records, Suicide Tax Records, Kitty Play Records, Pasalymany Tapes
Past membersYannick Desranleau
Chloe Lum
Alexander Moskos
Chris Taylor
Nick Kuepfer
André Guérette
Myles Broscoe

AIDS Wolf was a Canadian noise rock band, founded in Montreal in 2003, by the graphic arts team of Chloe Lum (aka Special Deluxe) and Yannick Desranleau (aka Hiroshima Thunder), otherwise known as Seripop.[1][2] They were joined by Myles Broscoe (late of Arcade Fire), Chris Taylor (aka Barbarian Destroyer), Nick Kuepfer, André Guérette (aka Him, the Maji), and Alex Moskos. The band was known for playing modified consumer electronics and analog synthesizers, for giving creative names to instruments, and for being “weird for the sake of being weird.”[3] On their label's band page, they stated "We are a fucking cult and will cause you harm and ill will," then added "The 9 Principles of AIDS Wolf".[4]



According to Chloe Lum, the name "AIDS Wolf" came from an urban legend wherein wolves carry AIDS and pass it to house pets who then pass it on to people, although she did not offer evidence of this legend.[5] At another time, Lum stated "My partner and I were on a road trip in Ohio, and it just came to us. It was a universal message. It's a combination of our spirit peers in An Albatross (animal) and The Sick Lipstick (R.I.P.) (illness). It fits, because we're a little bit no–wave and a little bit hardcore, like each of those bands. It's also a message that we as humans must take care for our animal siblings as their health is a barometer of our own survival."[6]



The band co-produced the EP, Live Deth (2005),[7] with the American label Kitty Play Records. It then produced a two-song cassette called Freedom Summer,[8] which was released by Pasalymany Tapes. That same year, the label Blood of the Drash released their four-track EP The Fugue.[9] The band then went on tour through Canada and the US, with their reputation for performing in a "completely out of hand" fashion preceding their arrival in each city.[10][11][12]

In 2005, the band signed with Skin Graft Records and, in 2006, released the album The Lovvers LP,[13] which received generally fair reviews,[14][15] as did 2008's Cities of Glass.[16][17][18][19] One critic cited Cities of Glass as being "violent, dirty, and really good."[20]

The praise continued with the band's 2010 album, March to the Sea.[21][22][23][24][25] Two albums released in 2011--Ma vie banale avant-garde[26] and Live: An Insane and Abstract Hell (Dedicated To Two Dudes From Rusted Shut),[27] got little notice. In between albums, there were several EPS, and split releases with a variety of bands.

The band tended to tour the US only in promotion of its albums although,[28] to promote Ma vie banale avant-garde, the band staged Nocturne, a show with 3D projections (glasses supplied) at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.[29] It then went on a month-long tour of the US.[30]

In March 2012, the band—now down to the trio of Desranleau, Lum and Moskos, announced that it had broken up due to time constraints.[31][32]




  • The Lovvers LP (2006), Skin Graft Records (vinyl format) & Lovepump United Records (cd format)
  • Cities of Glass (2008), Skin Graft Records (cd), Lovepump United Records (vinyl)
  • March to the Sea (2010), Skin Graft Records
  • Ma vie banale avant-garde (2011), Lovepump United Records
  • An Insane and Abstract Hell (Dedicated To Two Dudes From Rusted Shut) (2011), Zum Records


  • AIDS Wolf/Dmonstrations/Pre/Crack und Ultra Eczema (2006), Lovepump United Records[33]
  • Clash of the Life-Force Warriors, AIDS Wolf vs. Athletic Automaton (2007), Skin Graft Records[34]
  • Live Dates (2007), with Pre, Skin Graft Records
  • Pluck Out Glass Eyes (2008), with Night Wounds, Nail In The Coffin Records[35]
  • AIDS Wolf/Satanized (2010), with Satanized, Badmaster Records & Suicide Tax Records[36]


  • Live Deth (2005), Kitty Play Records
  • The Fugue (2005), Blood of the Drash Records
  • Chipped Teeth (2008), SlowBoy Records[37]
  • Pas Rapport (2009), Independent[38]
  • Dustin' Off The Sphynx (2009), Skin Graft Records[39]
  • Very Friendly remix (2010), Lovepump United Records[40]
  • Soaked in Oil (2011), We Are Busy Bodies[41]


  • "Freedom Summer" (2005), Pasalymany Tapes
  • "Can-D" / "Chew-Z" (2012), Deathbomb Arc
  • "Soaked in Oil / "Foreign Hairs" (2012), We Are Busy Bodies

See also



  1. ^ Stosuy, Brandon. "AIDS Wolf The Lovvers". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  2. ^ Adams, Gregory (19 November 2008). "AIDS Wolf makes sick sounds, Nov. 2008". straight.com. The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  3. ^ Martin, Andrew (8 December 2008). "AIDS Wolf: Cities of Glass, Dec 2008". popmatters.com. Pop Matters. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  4. ^ "AIDS Wolf Band Page". skingraftrecords.com. Skin Graft Records. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  5. ^ Anonymous, Adam. "AIDS Wolf". Archived from the original on 19 February 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  6. ^ Twerdy, Saelan (October 2005). "Life-Force Warriors, Oct. 2005". citr.ca. Discorder Magazine. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Aids Wolf – Live Deth". discogs.com. Discogs. August 2005. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  8. ^ "AIDS Wolf – Freedom Summer". discogs.com. Discogs. July 2005. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  9. ^ "AIDS Wolf / The Fugue". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  10. ^ "ATTACK OF THE WOLF BANDS, Dec 2005". newyorknighttrain.com. New York Night Train. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  11. ^ Nay, Rob. "Les Georges Leningrad / AIDS Wolf, Feb 2005". exclaim.ca. Exclaim!. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  12. ^ Nasrallah, Dimitri. "Daughters / Aids Wolf / The Discord, May 2005". exlaim.ca. Exclaim!. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  13. ^ "AIDS Wolf – The Lovvers LP". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  14. ^ Nasrallah, Dimitri. "AIDS Wolf and the Art of Noise, Jan 2006". exclaim.ca. Exclaim!. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  15. ^ "AIDS WOLF The Lovvers LP". boomkat.com. Boomkat. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  16. ^ "Aids Wolf – Cities Of Glass". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  17. ^ Dunlevy, T'Cha (September 13, 2008). "AIDS Wolf: Cities of Glass", The Gazette, p. E11.
  18. ^ Wallen, Doug (March 19, 2009). "Chloe Lum of AIDS Wolf Is Sick. No, Really Archived 2015-04-11 at the Wayback Machine", OC Weekly. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  19. ^ Martin, Andrew (8 December 2008). "AIDS Wolf: Cities of Glass, Dec 2008". popmatters.com. Pop Matters. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  20. ^ Jungler, The. "AIDS Wolf, Cities of Glass". sputnikmusic.com. Sputnik Music. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
  21. ^ "AIDS Wolf – March To The Sea". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  22. ^ "AIDS Wolf". The New Yorker. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  23. ^ Masters, Marc. "AIDS Wolf March to the Sea". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  24. ^ Jurek, Thom. "AIDS Wolf March to the Sea". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  25. ^ Dunn Rovinelli, Jessie Jeffrey. "AIDS Wolf March to the Sea". tinymixtapes.com. Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  26. ^ "AIDS Wolf – Ma Vie Banale Avant-Garde". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  27. ^ "AIDS Wolf – Live: An Insane And Abstract Hell". discogs.com. Discogs. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  28. ^ "new Aids Wolf MP3 & 2010 tour dates". brooklynvegan.com. Brooklyn Vegan. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  29. ^ "Nocturne of October 7, 2011". macm.org. Musée d’art contemporain de Montréa. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  30. ^ "AIDS Wolf debut new music..." circuitsweet.co.uk. Circuit Sweet. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  31. ^ AIDS Wolf: On the End Of An Era
  32. ^ Adams, Gregory (March 21, 2012). "AIDS Wolf Call It Quits Archived 2013-02-15 at the Wayback Machine", Exclaim!. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  33. ^ "AIDS Wolf / Crack Und Ultra Eczema / Pre / Dmonstrations". discogs.com. Discogs. November 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  34. ^ "AIDS Wolf vs Athletic Automaton – Clash Of The Life-Force Warriors". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  35. ^ "AIDS Wolf / Night Wounds – Pluck Out Glass Eyes". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  36. ^ "AIDS Wolf / Satanized (2) – AIDS Wolf / Satanized". discogs.com. Discogs. January 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  37. ^ "Aids Wolf – Chipped Teeth". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  38. ^ "AIDS Wolf – Pas Rapport". discogs.com. Discogs. February 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  39. ^ "AIDS Wolf – Dustin' Off The Sphynx". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  40. ^ "AIDS Wolf – Very Friendly". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 31 January 2022.
  41. ^ Smeyne, Rebecca (18 January 2011). "Live: AIDS Wolf Lead ..." villagevoice.com. The Village Voice. Retrieved 5 November 2021.