Some time ago the Chicago band California Wives were brought to my attention, and while I remember enjoying 2010 EP Affair, I really hadn’t thought of them since.
A recent check of the inbox revealed that they’ve signed to Vagrant and are currently working on a debut full length due later this summer. Sneak peek “Marianne” continues the 80’s influence of Affair, but there’s more of a professional polish. California Wives are certainly panning the same waters as The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, but they’re not afraid to go unabashedly pop:
The doubled guitars at the end clinch it for me. Nicely did.