Get a Sneak Preview of California Wives’ New Album for Labor Day Weekend

By on September 1, 2012

Get a Sneak Preview of California Wives’ Album for Labor Day Weekend     
 Stay Tuned For MTV VMA’s Debut of “Purple” Video and Stars Tour 

Stream, Grab, and Share a Full Stream of Art History (Out 9/4) Now! 

Chicago new-wave quartet California Wives has offered an early Labor Day weekend listen of its new full length debut,Art History. Produced by Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, Neon Indian, Wild Nothing), the album is out next week on Vagrant, a few weeks before the band embarks on a national tour with Stars and Diamond Rings. Art History‘s opening track ‘Blood Red Youth’ was recently premiered at, who hailed it “a driving guitar-and-synth anthem with a swelling chorus.” Their first single ‘Purple,’ was premiered last month with Paste, and its forthcoming video will be released as a commercial on September 6 during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Currently streaming at Billboard, the “mesmerizing” debut follows the band’s 2010 Affair EP. Get a sneak peek of Art Historyhere, and feel free to share it.
“clever hooks, melodies and phrases…remarkably well-constructed” – Paste
“Chicago new-wave aesthetes California Wives caught our ears…this morning.” – Pitchfork   
“riding the ’80s nostalgia wave…’Purple’ and ‘Marianne’ are both great examples of why  
[California Wives] deserves some attention.” – MAGNET     
“California Wives are taking the indie-rock scene by storm.” – Seventeen 

“tricky to pin down but terrific to hear.” – Billboard

California Wives in Concert
9/12 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall (CD Release Show)
9/16 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
9/17 – Toronto, ON – Parts and Labour
9/18 – Buffalo, NY – Ninth Ward

Tour Dates w/ Stars and Diamond Rings

9/20 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
9/21 – Boston, MA – Paradise
9/22 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
9/23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
9/25 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
9/26 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
9/27 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
9/28 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
9/29 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
10/2 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
10/3 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theatre
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
10/5 – St. Louis, MO – Plush
10/6 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
10/9 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
10/10 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/11 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
10/12 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
10/13 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
10/17 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Mayan Theater
10/19 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theatre

10/20 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

    Art History Tracklisting

1. Blood Red Youth
2. Tokyo
3. Marianne
4. The Fisher King
5. Los Angeles
6. Photolights
7. Purple

8. Better Home 
9. Twenty Three
10. The New Process
11. Light Year 
For more info, please visit:!/californiawives


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.