Song : California Wives : Marianne

You might remember MOKB’s blatant enthusiasm for Chi-town’s  California Wives’ self-released EP Affair back 2010. Well, we weren’t the only ones lapping up this noir-ish 80’s, indie-synth-laden four-piece (Jayson Kramer, Joe O’Connor, Dan Zima and Graham Masell) as evidenced by the band’s recent signing to Vagrant Records (home of PJ Harvey, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Hold Steady to name just a few of their amazing roster) on May 16th 2011. But while they wrap up the finishing touches on their debut full-length for the label (date and title TBA) the boys were kind enough to serve up a tasty teaser in the mp3 form of their new single Marianne to tide us over. It’s swooningly sensitive with a gleaming synth shimmer overlaying a darkly driven beat. Marianne also builds in urgency from a dreamy narrative to an all-out epic rocker ala your favorite Psych Furs or New Order tune back in the day. With a single this delicious and the support of Vagrant Records, it seems California Wives are making more than good on MOKB’s 2010 prediction of “the next buzz band everyone will be talking about.”

MP3 : California Wives – Marianne

-Post by Miss Dolly Mod

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