MBR-022: New Wives “NEW WIVES EP”
New Wives has existed around our camp for sometime, but the project never totally felt right. Albums being written, albums being delayed, albums being scrapped. It was apparent that as much as the fellas liked writing music together, the project simply wasn’t a fulfilling next step for them musically. But things have a way of working themselves out and sure enough in the cold January of 2013 Matt Anderegg fell into the vacuum of the newest wives. Behind the drums, Matt served as the anchor of the project that Drew Kirby (vocals, guitars) and Zach Gastley (bass) had been struggling to realize for the better part of the past year or two. Things clicked pretty immediately, and their first show was a mere three days after their first practice together.
This EP serves as a snapshot of this developing project, a spot in time where the very idea of being in a functioning band renders the imagination limitless with the possibilities of what’s to come. Of course this is a fallacy, but there’s something convincing about hearing a young group at such an early stage sounding so eager to do something, anything at all that will last. The songs are immediate and executed precisely, they are pop songs with conviction perhaps a bit ahead of craftsmanship. But that’s the very point - like it or not, there’s no denying that with every note they strike, New Wives really really mean it.
More on the way from them real soon. Until then, click the picture above and download the EP for free (or you can pay if you want). Act fast though - bandcamp only allows 200 free downloads per month. We’ll also have physical copies available real soon. Take care friend.