Born out of individual experiences yet a unifying respect for all music, White Wives brings together six friends from varying Western Pennsylvania towns, as well as Austin Texas, who have as many creative and ideological similarities as they do differences. The sextet is Anti-Flag's Chris "#2" Barker and Chris Head, Roger Harvey of Dandelion Snow, Tyler Kweder of American Armada, Chris Stowe of Anniversary Club, and Josh Massie who have crafted a veritable landscape of sounds for their full-length debut, Happeners.
Happeners was inspired by the mid-60s Provo movement, a counterculture movement that used nonviolence and absurd humor to provoke violent reactions from the police. Named after the movement leaders, Happeners, is a collection of 11 tracks that range from high-gain electric rock n' roll, to punk/indie rock, to carefully orchestrated acoustic songs.
Since their formation in the summer of 2010, White Wives have self-released the Situationist EP, followed by extensive touring in North America. They have shared their raucous live show "the stage is left in disarray after every set" with any and everyone who will have them. Performing alongside The Lawrence Arms, Lemuria, Balance & Composure, Koji, and the Cancer Bats, proves that the confines of genre do not apply to White Wives.