Album Reviews

Art History
California Wives - Art History
7.5
 on
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 00:00
submitted by
Thomas

I’ve never been much of an art buff myself but I’d gladly sign up for Art History 101 if California Wives (nevermind that they’re all dudes from Chicago) are teaching it! On their debut full-length they lay down tunes that harken back to the days of yore with hushed vocals, sweet synth sounds and 80s guitars to create a dreamy sound that’s very pleasing to the ears.

As you work your way down the tracklisting, you may find that they stick to the same formula throughout the entire album. Yet in spite of its lack in variation, all of the songs on here managed to keep me dreaming of afternoon naps and road trips with “Born To Run”, “Blood Red Youth” and “Light Year” as my personal favorites.