Art History (album)

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Art History
Art History (album).jpg
Studio album by California Wives
Released October 2, 2012 (2012-10-02)
Recorded 2012
Genre Indie pop, new wave
Label Vagrant Records
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Paste 7.5/10[3]
Prefix Magazine 5.5/10[4]
Consequence of Sound 2.5/5 stars[5]
The Ithacan 3/5 stars[6]

Art History is the 2012 debut album of Chicago indie pop quartet California Wives. It was released in October 2012 on Vagrant Records.[7]

In an interview with Billboard, the band's vocalist and guitarist, Jayson Kramer, explained that the album was recorded in early 2012 in New York City with the help of Claudius Mittendorfer, who has worked with Muse, Interpol and Neon Indian.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Blood Red Youth" 4:18
2. "Tokyo" 3:51
3. "Marianne" 4:15
4. "The Fisher King" 3:57
5. "Los Angeles" 3:51
6. "Photolights" 2:51
7. "Purple" 2:40
8. "Better Home" 5:18
9. "Twenty Three" 4:00
10. "The New Process" 3:55
11. "Light Year" 4:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Art History Rating". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Art History – California Wives". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  3. ^ Tremml, Brian (2012-09-04). "California Wives: Art History". Paste. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  4. ^ O'Brian, Molly (2012-09-27). "Album Review". prefixmag.com. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  5. ^ Arroyo, Steven (2012-08-31). "Album Review: Art History". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  6. ^ Dionne, Jared (2012-09-10). "Review: California Wives' 'Art History' rocks the indie scene". The Ithacan. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  7. ^ "Vagrant Records – California Wives". Vagrant Records. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  8. ^ Dionne, Zach (2012-08-30). "California Wives, 'Art History': Exclusive First Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-10-04.