Everything is alright now. Alex Brown Church — the man behind the dark folk, indie rock band Sea Wolf — wants you to know that from the start. Sea Wolf’s eagerly anticipated fifth LP Through A Dark Wood proves it in 11 textured, sometimes-acoustic, sometimes-electronic, unabashedly honest tracks. But beforehand, everything was decidedly not okay. Prior to Through A Dark Wood, Church wrote and recorded an entire album but decided to scrap it. Starting from scratch, he spent months in his northeast Los Angeles studio writing, singing, tracking, and producing the new set of Sea Wolf songs that comprise the new album. The result is a catharsis record — one that highlights power in vulnerability and bravery in the face of fear.