Chicago band, California Wives, has already been compared to the likes of Joy Division and The Police. Say what?
Yet, on the first single from the band’s new Affair EP, the band channels the dreamy pop landscapes of Phoenix, with juice-box fizziness. But, this isn’t copy cat stuff; California Wives also dips into shoegaze territory. And the end result is an intensely pleasing combo of rise and fall, past and future.
After all, it’s hard to forget “what those people did to you, in your blood red youth” no matter how hard you try.