WAND – ” Laughing Matter “

Posted: February 10, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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A little less than two years on from Wands 2017’s album Plum, Californian scrap polymorphs Wand are prepared to announce their newest, and fifth long playing record, title “Laughing Matter”. By now, Wand is the shifting but unmistakable collaboration between Sofia Arreguin (keys, vocals), Cory Hanson (guitar, vocals), Robert Cody (guitar), Lee Landey (bass) and Evan Burrows (drums).

Laughing Matter is marked by the confidence and fervor of a band that has lived, feuded, thrived and grown together through years of dedicated jamming, touring and recording, across continents and mind-sets. The music of Laughing Matter is distilled and sculpted from an ash heap of collected improvisations, riven with audio-verite; the methods and instrumentation are traditional handmade rock ‘n’ roll. Yet the unorthodox arrangements and exuberant songwriting of the first single, “Scarecrow” push Wand into new territory aimed toward the future sound of the band!Laughing Matter is a record about love in a time of terror; it calls you down from panic room labyrinths, to work the deep tissue of unraveling trauma we all carry so dear. The 15 songs on this record face their energy outward, to take with you through a common world that can’t suffer its human abusers much longer. Laughing Matter encourages you to shake hands with your old demons, to lay your pathologies to rest, to hold your spirit close, and let your body do what’s next.

Listen, watch and take in the new single, Track from “Laughing Matter,” available on 2xLP/CS/CD from Drag City on April 19th, 2019.

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