posted April 9th, 2019

Pack your bags, and let's hit the road. Running from the sunset, heading for the morning. You know the old American road story, worn thin, and still swinging like a flag above the interstate. Worn like a cape. Simple pleasures are always attached to complex and desperate contexts. Wand are a band in pursuit of these contradictions- their electric, shifting perspective is rendered more vividly than ever on their forthcoming full-length, Laughing Matter. Their new single is "Rio Grande," and it's  accompanied by a homespun, road worn visual directed by vocalist/guitarist Cory Hanson. 
Understated yet sublime, "Rio Grande" takes you on an astral journey there and back from and to terra firma, elevated on its way by Sofia Arreguin's gorgeous harmonies and the striking agreement between Robbie and Cory's conversant guitars. The video acts as a cut and paste diary, each image carefully torn from a page. Fear and fun, love and labor, horizons, borders, hungry industry and hungry sky. Laughing Matter represents two feet firmly posted in the future, informed by a searching past. Watch "Rio Grande" above, and be right where you are by catching Wand live on their forthcoming worldwide tour - all dates below!


Fri-Apr-19 in  Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Thu-May-02 in San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri-May-03 in Arcata, CA @ Richard's Goat
Mon-May-06 in  Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Thu-May-09 in Portland, OR @ Mississippi
Sat-May-25 in London, UK @ Electric Brixton
Mon-May-27 in Brussels, BEL @ Botanique @ Orangerie
Tues-May-28 in Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang 
Thurs-May-30 in Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
Fri-May-31 in Dusseldorf, GER @ Zakk
Weds-June-1 in Groningen, NL @ Vera
Thurs-June-2 in Paris, FR @ Petit Bain 
Fri-June-3 in Lyon, FR @ Sonic
Sat-June-4 in Bern, SUI @ ISC
Sun-June-5 in Annecy, FR @ Le Brise Glace 
 Mon-June-6 in Bordeaux, FR @ Krakatoa
Tues-June-7 in Le Havre, FR @ Mc Daids
Weds-June-8 in Utrecht, NL @ Ekko   
Wed-Jun-19 Denver, CO Hi Dive
Thu-Jun-20 in Lawrence, KS @ White Schoolhouse
Fri-Jun-21 in Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Sat-Jun-22 in Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sun-Jun-23 in Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
Tue-Jun-25 in Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Wed-Jun-26 in Montreal, QC @ Ritz
Thu-Jun-27 in Portsmouth, NH @ Press Room
Fri-Jun-28 in Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Sat-Jun-29 in Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
Sun-Jun-30 in North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound
Tue-Jul-02 in Kingston, NY @ BSP
Wed-Jul-03 in Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Fri-Jul-05 in Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Roof
Sat-Jul-06 in Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
Sun-Jul-07 in Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle - Back Room
Tue-Jul-09 in Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
Wed-Jul-10 in  Atlanta, GA @  Earl
Thu-Jul-11 in New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Fri-Jul-12 in Houston, TX @ Satellite
Sat-Jul-13 in Austin, TX @  Mohawk (inside)
Mon-Jul-15 in El Paso, TX @ Love Buzz
Tue-Jul-16 in Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Weds-July 17 in Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit

Artists in this story: Wand