MisterWives is an American indie pop band based in New York City, consisting of lead singer Mandy Lee, percussionist Etienne Bowler, bass guitarist William Hehir, guitarist Marc Campbell, multi-instrumentalist Jesse Blum, and saxophonist Mike Murphy. MisterWives have opened for acts such as Twenty One Pilots, Half Moon Run, Bleachers, The Mowgli’s, and American Authors. The band is currently signed to Photo Finish Records. The band’s debut EP Reflections was released in January 2014.
The day after playing the Canal Room, the band was signed to Photo Finish Records. The band would spend the better part of that year touring and working on their first EP. The group began touring with Half Moon Run in October 2013 that ended with a performance at the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon. This would be shortly followed by a six week tour with American Authors and The Royal Concept. All the while, the group had been preparing songs for their debut EP, Reflections. On December 24, 2013, MisterWives released a trap & bass version of “Coffins” with the Pegboard Nerds under Monstercat.
In January 2015, the group announced a February 24, 2015 release date for their debut album, Our Own House. The reveal coincided with the announcement of their 2015 tour of the same name. In February of that year, the band was featured in Kia Motors’ web series Rediscovered, as they covered the Hall & Oates song “Out of Touch” before John Oates made a surprise visit in the studio. Misterwives performed at the 2015 edition of Boston Calling Music Festival, as well as many other major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Hangout Fest, LouFest, and Austin City Limits. They then embarked on their “Scrapbook Tour,” to critical acclaim, with one critic going as far as calling them the “best live band in America.”