California Wives - “Marianne”
Chicago new-wave quartet California Wives has announced the release of its debut Art History LP, out on September 4 with Vagrant. The band worked with producer Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, Neon Indian, Wild Nothing) for the eleven tracks that present a cohesive gallery of modern-day pop portraits framed with a retro ’80s fit. The new Art History LP follows the band’s 2010 EP Affair, which won over local and national press, with My Old Kentucky Blog raving, “This could be the next buzz band everyone is talking about.” Joy Division / New Order’s Peter Hook also took notice, appointing the band to open his headlining set at The Light at Chicago’s Metro Cabaret. After appearances at local North Coast Music, Wicker Park Fest, Taste of Chicago, and Tomorrow Never Knows festivals last year, the band will tour nationally behind the release this fall.
posted by Gabriel A.