Wand are one of our favorite local bands and they’ve been playing amazing venues for the last few years. They’ve also been buzzing with acclaim and getting rave reviews from concert goes and critics everywhere. Even NPR Music has commented that the band “pack both a purist intent and an inescapable weirdness into songs as adventurous as they are catchy.” But don’t just take their (and our) word for it. Watch the video below first debuted on Premiere Guitar and find out if you can “bee-lieve” what all the buzz is about.

“The video stars my brother Casey as the clown that I drive around. Abby Banks shot all the footage of him in the car, then I shot all the double exposure dancing parts on a high school assembly stage. It’s an age old story. In the end, the good clown wins and gets to be free. He dances.”


Pre-order Plum here:
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1252054166
https://wand.bandcamp.com/album/plum

The new album Plum focuses teeming, dense, at times wildly multichromatic sounds into the band’s most deliberate statement to date, with a long evening’s shadow of loss and longing hovering above the proceedings. Since the release of 1000 Days, Wand became a five piece — Cory Hanson (guitar, vocals), Lee Landey (bass) and Evan Burrows (drums), Robbie Cody (guitar) and Sofia Arreguin (keyboards, vocals) — which naturally led to a shift in working method. 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.

Wand Tour Dates:
Sat. Sep. 2 – Tijuana, MX @ Moustache Bar
Sat. Sep. 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour #
Sun. Sep. 24 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah #
Mon. Sep. 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse #
Wed. Sep. 27 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake #
Thu. Sep. 28 – Lincoln, ME @ Lincoln Calling
Fri. Sep. 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
Sat. Sep. 30 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall #
Mon. Oct. 2 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G #
Tue. Oct. 3 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz #
Wed. Oct. 4 – Cambridge, MA @ Cambridge Elks Lodge #
Fri. Oct. 6 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
Sat. Oct. 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits #
Sun. Oct. 8 – Washington, DC @ DC9 #
Tue. Oct. 10 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings #
Wed. Oct. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 #
Thu. Oct. 12 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
Fri. Oct. 13 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #
Sat. Oct. 14 – Dallas, TX @ Dada #
Sun. Oct. 15 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis #
Wed. Oct. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar #
Thu. Oct. 19 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
Sat. Oct. 21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt #
Sun. Oct. 22 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project #
Tue. Oct. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel #
Tue. Jan. 23 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
Wed. Jan. 24 – London, UK @ Dome
Thu. Jan. 25 – Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
Fri. Jan. 26 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
Sat. Jan. 27 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage 2
Sun. Jan. 28 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell (main room)
Mon. Jan. 29 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds (room 2)

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