Oklahoma City, OK
Husbands plays landlocked beach pop that side-quests Krautrock, garage rock, and tropicalia. OKC-based songwriters Danny Davis and Wil Norton got their start directing a Godzilla musical at their college and then began sharing snippets of lofi grunge pop ideas that came together in their first album, "Golden Year." This album caught local label Clerestory AV's attention, who assisted Husbands release their second album (first vinyl LP), "After the Gold Rush Party," on an imprint label, Cowboy 2.0 Records. Husbands spent the most claustrophobic months of 2020 writing their third album, "Full-On Monet" (out January 18, 2022). Featuring TOTAL HIT songs like "Must Be a Cop", "Liked to Party", and "Wishbone", Musicbed calls it "a densely layered masterpiece. Lush pop melodies. Surf-rock harmonies. Distorted synth hooks and psychedelic flourishes. All of it coming together to create music that’s free-spirited, brainy, and fun. Think road trips, crashing college parties, and big summer vibes." Past performances included an OKC release show that drew 550 attendees and a stint opening for Smash Mouth (what Wil and Danny both likely consider their finest moment as a band).