MisterWives Our Own House on Limited Edition Colored LP
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Artists will often retreat somewhere exotic in order to find inspiration, whether it be deep in the countryside or some isolated tropical paradise where undisturbed their creativity can flourish. However, for MisterWives, (Mandy Lee [vocals], Etienne Bowler [drums], William Hehir [bass], Marc Campbell [guitar], and Jesse Blum [keys, trumpet, accordion]), in order to record their debut full length album Our Own House all they had to do was take a short trip to Riverdale, NY and start by going back to basics.
“I wrote a lot of the songs in this tree house Etienne built,” explains Mandy. “It’s in his parents’ backyard, and it’s unbelievable. I was in this little house with only the birds chirping outside. It’s like I was quarantined. My band mates would hand me food under the door! It’s a big part of the album. When I first saw it, I thought the Bronx turned into Narnia.”
The tree house not only provided inspiration but acted as a place of continued peace and tranquility as 2014 proved to be a whirlwind breakout year for MisterWives. Their critically acclaimed Reflections EP yielded a hit in the form of the title track, which would go on to exceed a staggering 15 million streams online, sell over 100,000 downloads and clinch the #1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artist chart.
“The phrase Our Own House is symbolic because we’re literally and figuratively creating our own house and movement for music,” says Mandy Lee. “This is a declaration of who we are as individuals. We made our own little MisterWives world.” The album reflects a broader horizon for the group and effortlessly combines aspects of indie rock, soul, funk, ska and pop music. The title track “Our Own House,” with resounding piano keys and an unshakable chorus punctuated by swooning horns, welcomes listeners into MisterWives’ funky danceable world.
Elsewhere on the album, the girl power anthem “Not Your Way” swings and shimmies from style to style, while the song “Best I Can Do” will make you dance with its horn-driven power. “Hurricane” captures the creative swell of a generation tired of waiting their turn to break out and “Queens” is a soulful ode to life, family and the hometown that left an indelible mark on Mandy Lee. Every song on Our Own House does its part to create an album that showcases MisterWives as a band succeeding through the judicious application of their own unique brand of alchemy.
MisterWives Our Own House Track Listing:
1. Our Own House
2. Not Your Way
5. Best I Can Do
8. No Need For Dreaming
9. Box Around The Sun
10. Imagination Infatuation