Fueled by dynamic vocalist Mandy Lee, New York-based indie pop quintet MisterWives whetted the mainstream’s appetite for their fun-fueled music with last year’s “Reflections” EP. The band takes things up a notch with the release of full-length debut “Our Own House.”
Lee is the breakout star of the group, having already earned comparisons to the likes of Gwen Stefani, Stevie Nicks and Lorde, and it’s easy to see why MisterWives, who launched a headlining tour last month that included a Feb. 27 stop in Pittsburgh, have been crowned a 2015 “Artist to Watch” my MTV. Lee is joined by Etienne Bowler (drums), William Hehir (bass), Marc Campbell (guitar) and Jesse Blum (keyboards/trumpet).
“The phrase ‘Our Own House’ is symbolic because we’re literally and figuratively creating our own house and movement for music,” Lee explains. “This is a declaration of who we are as individuals. We made out own little MisterWives world. All of these songs have good messages. These are real emotions that every human feels at some point in their lives. He hope everyone has a good time and dances their asses off as much as we do.”
The title track and “Reflections” are the standouts on the 12-track, 41-minute platter, but MisterWives also score with “Best I Can Do,” “No Need for Dreaming,” “Box Around the Sun,” “Vagabond” and set closer “Queens.” Keep you eye on this up-and-coming band. (Jeffrey Sisk)