Saturday, September 1, 2012

California Wives

California Wives, out of Chicago, splits the difference between c86-ish rain-on-windows guitar pop and a spikier, punkier kind of thing, drenching fragile melodies in shimmering water-curtains of jangly guitar. My main thought was Pains of Being Pure at Heart, but you can probably hear a ton of other Young Scotland-ish influences, as well as a very clean, late-1980s synth pop-ish vibe (Split Enz, Tears for Fears etc.)

Anyway here's a taste.

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