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Noisy indie rockers, Wives, to play Rough Trade 6/6

Noisy indie rockers, Wives, to play Rough Trade 6/6

Next month, Wives will be performing at Brooklyn's Rough Trade, but any facts beyond that are difficult to ascertain. According to the group's Bandcamp page, they hail from Queens, but with no Facebook links, a dead Instagram URL and no other social presence, just who Wives is remains a mystery. What isn't a mystery is that the band is writing some straight, kick-ass tunes that are good enough to share even though details are scarce. Wives deals in noisy indie rock, with an air of apathetic street cool. The band's vocals radiate a Lou Reed-type swagger, talk-singing smart lyrics against simple yet potent instrumentals. "So Far Removed," their latest (only?) multi-track release is 4 songs worth of what the band has tagged as "grunge, noise, pop," which serve as unlikely but accurate descriptors. If you want to learn anything more than that, you may just have to check out the show on 6/6, when Wives will play alongside Jay Som, but in the meantime, you can start your own detective work by hitting that play button below. - Olivia Sisinni

Published: May 12, 2017 |

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