MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Call Me Spinster’s “Married In My Mind” Video

Call Me Spinster’s Rosie Graber was powering through an emotional eight-hour drive from her grandfather’s funeral when the inspiration struck for “Married In My Mind.”

“I had a lot of time to think about my new boyfriend, the institution of marriage and being with someone for life,” she says. “The lyrics arrived as a surprise, as it was way too early to declare anything. But I made a voice memo anyway, and the band jumped on the opportunity to make a song that pays homage to the dreamy, chill relationship my partner I continue to enjoy.”

Rosie is one third of a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based sibling trio that also includes sisters Rachel and Amelia. Perhaps by way of genetics, their harmonies are strikingly seamless—and with the forthcoming Potholes, their debut LP, they take their indie-folk inclinations in a decidedly more electro-pop direction with help from coproducer Drew Vandenberg. Basic tracks were hammered out mostly live at David Barbe’s Chase Park Transduction in Athens, Ga., with help from JoJo Glidewell (of Montreal, Modern Skirts) on keyboards and piano. Many of the harmonies and overdubs were recorded in Rachel’s bedroom.

Potholes is set for an April 12 release on Strolling Bones Records. In the meantime, we have this semisweet ode to commitment arriving right after Valentine’s Day.

“For the visual, we wanted to play with tropes of burlesque and reverse burlesque to capture the playful sexiness of daydreaming and, ultimately, getting sweatpants cozy,” says Rosie. “The footage was shot on Super 8 film to create a warm, home-video vibe that’s intimate, timeless and full of self-love.”

We’re proud to premiere Call Me Spinster’s “Married In My Mind.

—Hobart Rowland