My Morning Download: “Marianne” by California Wives

Photo by Paul Natkin

California Wives is a four piece rock band (with some touches of New Wave) from Chicago. Last week they released their debut album, Art History, on Vagrant Records. Lead singer and keyboardist/guitarist Jayson Kramer formed the band in 2009 when he moved from Boston to Chicago, trading off his medical school studies for the rock and roll life. In Chicago he connected with drummer Joe O’Connor and bassist Dan Zima, started the band and added lead guitarist Graham Masell. Below, donwload “Marianne” from California Wive’s debut. It’s a pretty infectious rock and roll number.