1000 Days (Drag City)

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New Wand aloft! So how to explain….Wand manufacture a little life within an elaborate craftwork of sound amongst the endless social contrivances of popular music – that almost says it? On their Drag City debut, 1000 Days, Wand move restlessly and gracefully through divergent phases of music in a single passage of a song. This is how they make their music. Recorded in their hometown of Los Angeles and San Francisco, 1000 Days finds Wand searching in corners and finding extra texture via synthetic animation. The atmosphere is quicksilver and the space acoustic; as a beacon sparks electric, a cascade of hi-fi noises for everyone’s ears – raucous, impassive, inevitable musical expressions. The hope is to use your head, to escape the chains wrapped invisible around us.


1000 Days is Wand’s third album in what can only be called the relative blink of an eye, and their best album too. To recap the last 365ish: August of 2014 saw the release of Ganglion Reef, Wand’s debut album release on God?. Following that, they ranged from their south-Cali base playing shows of all kinds home and abroad. And suddenly, it was March of 2015, with a second album entitled Golem (this time on In The Red) trailing Wand’s sound farther down the road. No time to spare; more dates to be played across the landmass. And another set of European dates later, 1000 Days. One year in the life of Wand so far: the world – some beyond.