But Wil eventually moved to work on a grad degree in Washington, DC and Danny worked as a computer engineer in Oklahoma City. In 2015, they released Golden Year, a mostly sunny, reverb-drenched collection of beach punk accompanied by Brian Wilson-esque melodies.
They moved to OKC together for a couple of years, playing live shows and festivals, including twisting a local venue owner's arms so they could open for Smash Mouth - a totally on-brand move for Wil and Danny. Now, for the bulk of their upcoming album, After the Gold Rush Party (Cowboy 2.0 Records), Husbands found themselves apart again. This time Danny jet-set to Costa Rica and Seattle, where he currently resides, leaving Wil in OKC. Where Golden Year was a blissful summery garage-pop riff on love, friendships, and the creative process itself, After the Gold Rush Party adds no wave, garage punk, and a little tropicália into the Husbands blend. Lyrically, After the Gold Rush Party takes a sober look at life at 30, as Wil and Danny settle into jobs and ponder what it means to be punk rock (if at all) in 2019. In ATGRP, Husbands creates a grab bag of new, unreliable narrators and weaves in pop culture allusions in a fun yet unsettling postmodern mélange.