“Hit Me Up” WIVES

"Hit Me Up" by Wives is Northern Transmissions' 'Song Of The Day'
WIVES photo by Rachel Cabitt

WIVES release their new album So Removed on October 4th on City Slang. The Queens, NY band have shared their latest single off the album “Hit Me Up.” Jay Beach, explains “‘Hit Me Up’ was written form the point of view of a New Yorker who can’t let go. His everyday reality does not jibe with what is going on in his head, and he’s holding onto a past that never existed in the first place.”

The quartet, which also counts in its rank Andrew Bailey of DIIV, are the latest fit in a long lineage of New York’s gritty, melodic-tinged punk – hook-driven, grungy dark-wave that’s tethered to daily anxiety without resorting to cynicism. Rather, any nonchalance in Beach’s delivery can be traced to an acerbic, sardonic lyrical style rooted in his love of Bukowski and Rimbaud, as well as the poetry he writes himself. Musically, both the noisy dissonance of Sonic Youth and the clever, cerebral sneering of The Fall simmer as touchstones within the sprawling soundscapes the band conjure.

WIVES are: Jay Beach (guitar, vocals), Andrew Bailey (guitar), Alex Crawford (bass), Adam Sachs (drums

So Removed
City Slang

1. Waving Past Nirvana
2. The 20 Teens
3. Servants
4. Hit Me Up
5. Whatevr
6. Workin’
7. Why is Life
8. Sold Out Seatz
9. Even the Dead
10. Hideaway
11. The Future is a Drag

UK/EU tour dates:

Nov 9th | Angers, FR – Joker Bar
Nov 10th | Lorient, FR – Les Indisciplinées Festival
Nov 12th | Brighton, UK – Hope & Ruin
Nov 13th | Manchester, UK – The Eagle Inn
Nov 14th | London, UK – The Victoria
Nov 15th | Southampton, UK – Heartbreakers
Nov 16th | Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix
Nov 18th | Brussels, BE – Botanique^
Nov 19th | Amsterdam, NL – Cinetol
Nov 20th | Rotterdam, NL – V11
Nov 21st | Berlin, DE – Urban Spree
Nov 22nd | Vienna, AT – Fluc
Nov 23rd | Prague, CZ – Underdogs
Nov 24th | Budapest, HU – Durer Kert
Nov 25th | Hamburg, DE – Aalhaus
Nov 26th | Luxembourg, LU – Rotondes
Nov 28th | Paris, FR – Point FMR
Nov 29th | Basel, CH – Kaserne
Nov 30th | Nyon, CH – La Parenthese

^ = co-headline w/ B Boys