Wand announce new album ‘Plum’ and share hypnotic title track

Holy shit. Wand are back.

The LA quintet have announced the release of their fourth LP Plum, out via Drag City on the 22nd September – and they’ve kindly blessed us with a teaser of what’s to come in the form of the album’s self-titled first single.

‘Plum’ showcases a softer side to Wand; think with less face-melting riffs, more suspenseful piano psychedelia. Don’t panic that the magical Wand sound that you came to love so dearly has done a runner; ‘Plum’ is a gem of a track that’s only made better with the accompanying, duck-filled video shot by Romain Peutat and Asal Shahindoust.

Since 2015’s 1000 Days, vocalist/guitarist Cory Hanson has toured with Ty Segall, recorded a solo album, and extended Wand by two members – guitarist Robbie Cody and keyboardist/vocalist Sofia Arreguin. On the band’s evolving sound thanks to the extended lineup, Hanson says: “‘Plum’ transpires between our collective harmony and individual dissent. It felt like we were each trying to obstruct a clear path in order to discover new space. As a total accident, ‘Plum’ wound up being a miniature blueprint to the musical language we developed together over months of dedicated writing.” 

The announcement of Plum is joined by a host of ripe new tour dates for 2018. With Wand’s last Manc date at Soup Kitchen being such a storming success, there’s no excuse you have to miss the next one.

Plum is available to pre-order now

CATCH WAND LIVE:

23/01 – BRIGHTON – PATTERNS
24/01– LONDON – DOME
25/01 – BRISTOL – LOUISIANA
26/01 – MANCHESTER – SOUP KITCHEN
27/01 – GLASGOW – GARAGE 2
28/01 – LEEDS – BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
29/01 –
BIRMINGHAM – HARE & HOUNDS

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