It seems only moments ago that Wand first graced our ears with their fine sonic wares. April release Golem offered a marvellous display of velcro fuzz walls and crazed keyboard tones that would have had even DikMik quaking in his psychedelic boots. So it’s with much delight we find the band have teamed with Drag City, and are set to drop another brand new record this September 25th titled 1000 Days that you can stream below.
Lead tune ‘Dungeon Dropper’ wastes no time, steaming into the room on the sleaziest groove going. Though these new riffs seem to perch precariously on a sharp psychedelic switchblade – If King Buzzo was snarling atop these licks it’d be a total different story, and one coated in sludge. But with leading man Corey Hanson’s acid tinged harmonies fighting to the fore, this two minute stomper creeps into early Tame Impala and Pond territories, waving the sparkly freak flag sky high for all to see.
The album has a tendency to go from upbeat pop grooves to 60’s flower psych, to the most crunching riffs and psychedelic jams heard on record this year. It’s a phenomenal record that sees the band step into a new dimension that seems to fit like a glove.
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