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There’s a reason that the spirit of ’60s and ’70s psychedelia is alive and well across multiple contemporary music scenes today. It’s music that’s practically unparalleled not only for its embodiment of freedom and youth, yet also for its painstaking attention to a musician’s craftsmanship and skill. Perhaps this is why The Wands are often called revivalists: they seamlessly project the infectious spirit of the ’60s and ’70s.
The Wands are a Danish duo composed of lifelong friends, Christian Skibdal and Mads Gräs. The Danish part is more than just a marker of their national identities: it’s an indication of the unique niche they’ve carved out for themselves within the Scandinavian psych scene. In this scene, you have neo-psych bands, and then you have The Wands a band that is truly psychedelic, precisely in the way it was meant to be in the ’60s and ’70s. This in The Wands’ ability to simultaneously conjure acidly, hazy soundscapes and straight up classic rock ’n roll, that swells with sound exhilarating rich and expansive, yet also highlights the distinct authenticity and human quality of the vocals and the instruments.
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