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Weekend Showcase 3.38

Weekend Showcase 3.38

October has arrived, and the calendar change means cooler temperatures and darker music. The Weekend Showcase 3.38 edition reflects the new season, as there are several pulsating and brooding numbers. The mega-playlist features 55 songs from artists representing 14 countries, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, the United States, and Wales. […]

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Wand’s sweetly precocious ‘Plum’ (album review)

Wand’s sweetly precocious ‘Plum’ (album review)

Set aside all expectations when listening to Wand‘s fourth studio album, Plum. It isn’t the raucous wrecking ball that was Golem or the hurtling garage-rock meteor of Ganglion Reef. The record isn’t even the blistering bleakness heard on 1000 Days. Instead, the Los Angeles-based quintet have reinvented themselves with an expansive record, though the band’s intelligent and observant songwriting remains. Musically, […]

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Wand’s psychedelic dream, “1000 Days”

Wand’s psychedelic dream, “1000 Days”

In just over thirteen months, Los Angeles psychedelic / garage rock outfit Wand have released three albums. Not EPs or split 7″, but full albums. For most bands, it takes two, three, and sometimes four or five years to put together an album. Wand, though, have gone to the school of Thee Oh See’s John Dwyer and Ty Segall, where […]

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