California Wives :: "Purple"

California Wives' Affair EP is one of the best of the year, echoing the same territory, though profoundly more American and sunwashed, that The Stills charted with such depth and efficacy on their first record in 2003. The second song to be released from the EP, "Purple" is full of ratatat, dance-rock drums and a pace that leaves the song and its singer out of breath. This speed is matched by lyrical sparseness and a collision to the finish leaving more questions than answers. Expansive, but soft at the edges, with just enough taut energy to vibrate off the ground, "Purple," will send you soaring into, all apologies to Michael Chabon, a winter of undialated times.

Listen :: California Wives - "Purple"

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