posted February 26th, 2019

Swerving between out-of-focus parable, travel diary, pep talk, polemic, love song, and lullabye, Wand's forthcoming long-player Laughing Matter has its eyes on a lot of prizes. With lyrical and musical shades varying between Wand's darkest nights and most pastoral days, there's a nuanced, eclectic emotional scope on Laughing Matter that's not been quite so nakedly apparent on any previous Wand release.

Their second single from the forthcoming release is "Thin Air," which demonstrates their evolving desires to break every convention they encounter, to joyously recombine the fragments of formerly familiar territory.  The radical approaches in "Thin Air" are buoyed by Wand's autodidact enthusiams, as DIY impulses create a delirious cascade of molten guitars and a twinkling of keys.  With our institutions crashing all around us, "Thin Air" offers a departure from the decadent mindlessness of the mundane for the electricity-free hills above the town. Gamelan guitars roll into to an arena-worthy chorus: "don't you dare turn your back again". Take this directive to heart and heed to Wand's command, put your hands to the wheel and let go.

Listen to "Thin Air" now and prep yourself for Laughing Matter on April 19th!

Mar.11 in Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Mar.13 in Austin, Texas @ SXSW
Mar.14 in Austin, Texas @ LEVITATION SXSW 
Mar.15 in Austin, Texas @ SXSW
Mar.16 in Dallas, TX @ Club Dada 
Mar.18 in Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Mar.19 in San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Apr.19 in  Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
May 2 in San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 3 in Arcata, CA @ Richard's Goat
May 6 in  Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
May 9 in Portland, OR @ Mississippi
May 25 in London, UK @ Electric Brixton
May 27 in Brussels, BE @ Botanique @ Orangerie
May 28 in Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang 
May 30 in Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
May 31 in Dusseldorf, DE @ Zakk
June 1 in Groningen, NL @ Vera
June 2 in Paris, FR @ Petit Bain 
June 3 in Lyon, FR @ Sonic
June 4 in Bern, CH @ ISC
June 5 in Annecy, FR @ Le Brise Glace 
 June 6 in Bordeaux, FR @ Krakatoa
June 7 in Le Havre, FR @ Mc Daids
June 8 in Utrecht, NL @ Ekko 

Artists in this story: Wand