Wand

Plum (Drag City)

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Los Angeles-based Wand announce the release of Plum, out September 22nd via Drag City Records. Plum is Wand’s fourth LP since the band formed in late 2013, but their first new album since 2015. After a whirlwind first two years of writing, recording, and touring, their newest document focuses teeming, dense, at times wildly multichromatic sounds into Wand’s most deliberate statement to date, with a long evening’s shadow of loss and longing hovering above the proceedings.

 

In late winter of 2016, the band — Cory Hanson (guitar, vocals), Lee Landey (bass) and Evan Burrows (drums) — expanded their core membership to include two new members — Robbie Cody (guitar) and Sofia Arreguin (keyboards, vocals). The change in lineup naturally led to a shift in working method. The songwriting process was relocated to the practice space, where for several months on and off the band improvised, while recording and archiving as much as they could manage. And while previously Wand songs had often been brought to the group substantially formed by Hanson, now seedling songs were harvested from a growing cloudbank of improvised material, then fleshed out and negotiated collectively. This new process demanded more honest communication, more vulnerability, better boundaries, more mercy and persistence during a year that meanwhile delivered a heaping serving of romantic, familial and political heartbreak for everyone involved. The resulting Plum delicately locates the band’s tangent of escape from the comfortable shallows of genre anachronism.

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Tour

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    Sep 23, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    Troubadour

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    Sep 24, 2017
    San Diego, CA
    Casbah

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    Sep 25, 2017
    Los Vegas, NV
    Bunkhouse

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    Sep 27, 2017
    Denver, CO
    Lost Lake

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    Sep 28, 2017
    Lincoln, NE
    Lincoln Calling

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    Sep 29, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN
    Triple Rock Social Club

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    Sep 30, 2017
    Chicago, IL
    Lincoln Hall

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    Oct 02, 2017
    Toronto, ON
    Baby G

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    Oct 03, 2017
    Montreal, QC
    Bar Le Ritz

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    Oct 04, 2017
    Cambridge, MA
    Cambridge Elks Lodge

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    Oct 06, 2017
    New York, NY
    Bowery Ballroom

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    Oct 07, 2017
    Philadelphia, PA
    Everybody Hits

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    Oct 08, 2017
    Washington, DC
    DC9

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    Oct 10, 2017
    Raleigh, NC
    Kings

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    Oct 11, 2017
    Atlanta, GA
    529

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    Oct 12, 2017
    New Orleans, LA
    Gasa Gasa

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    Oct 13, 2017
    Austin, TX
    Barracuda

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    Oct 14, 2017
    Dallas, TX
    Dada

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    Oct 15, 2017
    Norman, OK
    The Opolis

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    Oct 18, 2017
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Metro Bar

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    Oct 19, 2017
    Boise, ID
    Neurolux

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    Oct 21, 2017
    Vancouver, BC
    The Cobalt

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    Oct 22, 2017
    Seattle, WA
    The Vera Project

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    Oct 24, 2017
    San Francisco, CA
    The Chapel