Old Wives are Edmonton's own punk rock powerhouse. These three gentlemen are always ready to pack a house, have a beer, and blast the audience with energy.
Bringing enthusiasm and pride in what they do to every single performance over their eight-plus years together has solidified their position in the Alberta music scene.
May 5th 2017, the band will release their new album titled Three on Little Rocket Records.
Old Wives friend Pete Ngyuen put the artwork together. They had an idea of what they wanted but he took it to a whole new level. Shaun and Ryan have cats and Darren has a dog: and there's your artwork.
Pete also had Ryan hand write out the lyrics for each song. They were originally going to use them as the actual liner notes but Pete changed it and came up with a killer back cover to the record.
The album is titled Three for a few reasons, but mostly because this is their first release as a three piece. That number follows into the first track on the album as well. As significant as it is to Old Wives, they hope it has, the more widespread appeal and that people can find little bits of themselves in the songs.
The album sees the band take their music to a whole new level - not only their first release as a three-piece but really a testament of their love of music. The songs are fast, catchy, and relatable.
To say that Three is an anticipated album in 2017 would be an understatement; the band had been working on this album since 2015. Finally content with the finished product, the guys surrounded themselves with the best - signing on with Little Rocket Records in 2016.
Old Wives good friend Eric Johnson, who is better known for his acting in The Knick/50 Shades series, stepped up big time and helped us make this video for our first single from Three. The song is called Lying Through My Drink and it's just a fun sing-along song.
It's about the denial that you face when you get rejected and how you try to put on a brave face but really, you're completely torn up about the situation and you’re drinking, heavily. Which we did lots of while we made the video.
We invited 30 or so of our friends and fans in to go wild, have some beers (provided by Edmonton's Situation Brewery) and take part in the insanity that was.
This year is shaping up to be a great year for Old Wives, as they will hit the road to support Three starting in May. The tour starts across Canada including a date in Montreal for Pouzza VII Fest and then takes the guys on to Europe for 3 weeks.
Old Wives are fired up and ready to get this new album in the ears of their friends and fans - see you on the road.
Catch them on tour on the following dates:
May 5 - Edmonton - The Needle (Release Show)
May 12 - Winnipeg - The Windsor
May 14 - Sault Ste Marie – The New American
May 15 - Oshawa - The Atria
May 16 - Toronto – The Bovine Sex Club
May 17 – Guelph – Jimmy Jazz
May 18 – Vankleek Hill – Windsor Tavern
May 19 – Montreal at Pouzza – Katacombes
May 21 – Montreal at Pouzza - Foufs
May 24 – Calgary – Ship & Anchor