Check ‘Em Out: White Wives (Pittsburgh Natives!)

In anticipation of their forthcoming debut LP Happeners, due June 28 on Adeline Records, White Wives have premiered “Indian Summer, Indian Summer” on their website. Their tour kicks off tomorrow with their record release party here in their hometown of Pittsburgh!

This quartet brings together Western Pennsylvanian natives Anti-Flag’s Chris “#2” Barker and Chris Head, Roger Harvey of Dandelion Snow and Tyler Kweder of American Armada. While they share a hometown, they have as many creative and ideological similarities as they do differences. “I think our varying influences are what helps create the sound and aesthetic of White Wives,” offers “2”. “I grew up listening to a lot of music from the mid nineties: Nirvana, Pixies.” Harvey, on the other hand, cites traditional literary songwriters: “Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons. Of course Dylan and Woody Guthrie.” The diversity of inspiration speaks volumes about their creative origins, and serves as a reminder to set pre-conceived notions aside and allow the music to be the voice. The collection of 11 tracks range from high-gain electric rock n’ roll, to punk/indie rock, to carefully orchestrated acoustic songs.

White Wives is not, nor was ever intended as a side project. “I think that anyone who goes into listening to our record believing that it is an Anti-Flag ‘side project’ is going to be surprised and to be honest, perhaps a bit shocked,” affirms #2. The band will tour in support of the release, beginning in June, alongside quintet Touche Amore and Balance & Composure. They promise to bring a raucous live show – the stage is left in disarray after every set.

Happeners Track List

1. Indian Summer, Indian Summer

2. Sky Started Crying

3. Hungry Ghosts

4. Spinning Wheels

5. Paper Chaser

6. Another City For A New Weekend

7. Hallelujah, I’m Mourning

8. Grow So Wild & Free

9. The Devil’s Alibi

10. Let It Go

11. Like A Runaway Slave


June 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – 222 Ormsby/record release show*

June 26 – Altoona, PA – The Archway Center

June 27 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

June 28 – Toledo, OH – Frankies

June 29 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme

June 30 – DeKalb, IL – House Café

July 1 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews

July 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club

July 3 – Milwaukee, WI – The Project Lodge

July 5 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – The Horseshoe Tavern*

July 6 – Ottawa, ON, CANADA – Mavericks

July 7 – Quebec City, QC, CANADA – Café L’ Agitee

July 8 – Montreal, QC, CANADA – Divan Orange^

July 9 – Albany, NY – TBA^

July 10 – Brooklyn, NY – The Party Expo^

* without Touche Amore

^ White Wives only

 Pre-Order Happeners

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