RIYL: The Icarus Line, The Fall, The Pixies

Label: City Slang

Queens indie rock 4-piece WIVES quiver with a grungy post-punk energy reminiscent of experimental rock greats like The Pixies and The Fall, but they’ve created a sound hellbent on dodging generalizations. Vocalist Jay Beach belts out half spoken-half sung witticisms, a refreshingly unhinged approach that calls to mind The Icarus Line’s Joe Cardamone.  Andrew Bailey and Alex Crawford trade off jagged uppercuts on their strings while keeping the groove moving forward as Adam Sachs absolutely pummels the kit.  Who knew the tried-and-true ‘guitar, bass and drums’ formula could sound so damn new?

Vinyl Me, Please is carrying a super limited sun yellow colorway for the record limited to a mere 300 copies.  If you’d rather by from City Slang, they have a purple variant you can grab HERE or HERE. Listen to 3 of the album’s tracks below.

The Details

Total Pressing: 300
Color: Sun Yellow
Foil Stamped & Numbered

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Price $25

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