Spiders In The Rain captures Wand at their performative peak. Aiming to eviscerate the barrier between band and audience, with each person in the room collectively experiencing the exploration and transcendence, they forge entirely new pieces from their recorded catalog. This is not simply a live album, but instead the seizing of lightning in a bottle, demonstrating the group's stylistic sprawl and evolutionary expansion of their sound.
With "Melted Rope", one the Wand crowd's most requested faves, this live rundown coalesces into the kind of power ballad they’ve perfected since the days of Golem. Even in early, garage-psych guise, the song projected ineffably, its melody transcending the guttural neo-(post?)grunge beneath, standing out uniquely from the efforts of their peers. Here, the finer points just grow finer under the bright lights.
10/3/22 The Crocodile Seattle WA^
10/4/22 Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR^
10/5/22 WOW Hall on University of Oregon Campus Eugene OR^
10/6/22 Domino Room Bend OR^
10/7/22 Neurolux Boise ID^
10/8/22 Beehive Salt Lake City UT^
10/26/22 Teragram Los Angeles, CA
^ w/ MELT-BANANA