Hail From: Denton, Texas
Song: 'California Dames'
Album: California Dames/Pilot Wings 7-inch [iTunes]
Sounds Like: Tame Impala, Sparklehorse
In Their Words: "Originally, we had planned for this to be the closing track to an LP, but once we recorded it, the production drove the track in a new direction and it became our lead single on White Iris. We felt like our prior material leaned more toward shoe-gaze, underlining vocals and 'California Dames' was our first foray into a more muscular psych-pop sound. The song itself was inspired by the idyllic fascination with Southern California and the grandiose dreams and sometimes unrealistic expectations." -- Singer Ryan McAdams
Listen to 'California Dames'