With hints of a certain protopunk era mystique, a garagey jangle, and the psyched out pulsations of their krautrock tinged dub reworkings, the record collector in me was immediately nerding out on a wide range of references. That’s not to say they’re a cheap replication of any subgenre’s heyday. Wooden Wives have their own distinct package and delivery, and it works wonders on me... Oh, and don’t get me started on the art direction that’s somewhat reminiscent of the UK anarcho aesthetic. What more could the shithead punk nerd in me even ask for?

Kris G. Hamlyn, Secret EastNovember 5, 2015

The most exciting bands are often the ones you can’t classify – bands that choose to be guided by their own collective creativity instead of the self-imposed boundaries created by their initial sound experiments.  Challenge your audience by challenging yourself.  A creative unit in a constant state of flux, or is that just simple evolution? ... Such was the approach taken by Wooden Wives.  For ten years the band acted as the creative catalyst for Jud Crandall, Pierre Cormier and Alex Keleher.  Adam Mowery was there for the first seven years and Sean Boyer for the last four.  From conception to demise, Wooden Wives welcomed over a dozen members and collaborated with countless others. Through the music they created, The Wives relished in the joys of what could be.  We should all be so lucky.”

Matt Carter, Grid City Magazine, December 17, 2015

Core players 2005-2015: Jud Crandall, Pierre Corimier, Adam Mowery, Alex Keleher, Mike Dionne, Shelley Brown, Steve Szaionz, Marcus Webster, Sean Boyer, Luc Gagnon, Dan Chamberlain

Photos by Tyler Crawford (left) and Corey Bonnevie (right).