WAND – ” Thin Air “

Posted: May 30, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Wand, the continuously evolving Los Angeles psych-rock crew, have returned this spring with the new album “Laughing Matter”. Its Radiohead-esque first single “Scarecrow” demonstrated that the band’s continued growth away from the psychedelic riffage of their salad days.

Does Wand ever take a break? Releasing four full length albums and one extended play in just four short years while touring North America and Europe during any downtime, they’re tireless in laying the groundwork for a vital rock n roll future. Wand are proof you don’t have to be an industry toy to sell records – that, with devotion and time, the seeds you plant with intention and care will grow back into the world. Fresh off announcing their addition to select Stereolab dates this summer and finishing up their second jaunt through Europe in the last year, Wand are quick to say: “But wait, there’s more!” Another leg of European dates are now announced. And to celebrate, the band have released a brand new visual element, a flicker show to feed your endless craving.

The meticulously constructed “Thin Air” takes its time to really get going, its percussive ripples of gamelan-inspired guitar gradually building and erupting in fiery bursts. “Don’t you dare turn your back again,” Cory Hanson cries.

Track from “Laughing Matter,” available on 2xLP/CS/CD from Drag City Records Released April 19th, 2019.

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