posted March 5th, 2024

Priapic, in peak tumescence, Wand re-break this surface, their atmospheric river flown in deep and wide. A tune standing alone against the world, “Help Desk” necessarily summons grandeur with a variety of keyboard tones, their lines extending to the far horizon. Oceanic solemnity or just plain chill? Slow-unfurling banners of orchestral colors imply the former, but we FEEL the latter – sweet like the first beam through our diurnal marine layer or a sudden puff of smoke at the Vatican City, indomitably calm among all swirls and eddies. Cory coos nursery chimes and sweet surrender as Wand shudder, ripple and expand, majestically enlarged by the finish. Picking up the pieces of the picked-up pieces, this power ballad’s generated exclusively by soft, silken textures and implied silence.

Not sure where you’re at? Check in with the Help Desk! Match your mind with a new Wand video from director/animator Connor Clarke and Slips Studios, and align yourself proper at the shows below (new dates in bold).


May 30th - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
May 31st - Morro Bay, CA @ The Siren
June 1st - Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe's Alley  
June 2nd - Reno, NV @ Holland Project   
June 5th - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater  
June 7th - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater*
June 8th - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge   
July 12th - Darien Lake, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater*
July 15th - Toronto, Canada @ Budweiser Stage*

*w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers

Artists in this story: Wand