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Wand touring in support of new EP, including dates w/ Spirit of the Beehive

Wand have a new EP on the way, Perfume, which will be out May 25 via Drag City. I wrote up lead track “The Gift” in Indie Basement a while back:

In its four minutes, “The Gift” overflows with creative ambition, widescreen rock that makes at least a couple left turns, including a great piano breakdown that leads to a towering guitar solo. There’s more than a little ’70s prog here (which might remind some of OK Computer-era Radiohead) but “retro” is not a word that comes to mind.

You can listen to “The Gift” below.

The band will be on tour in support of Perfume right after the record drops, including East Coast dates with The Spirit of the Beehive (who played one of our SXSW shows this year). That run wraps up at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere Zone One on June 15. Tickets are on sale now. Wand are also on tap for Pickathon and Sled Island fests this year too. All dates are listed below.

In other news you can now listen to most of Wand’s discography online, as Drag City joined Spotify and Tidal this week with most but not all of their catalog on there, including Wand’s Plumb and 1000 Days (and the upcoming EP), not to mention records by Ty Segall, Bill Callahan, Silver Jews (but not Joanna Newsom), and tons more.

Wand – 2018 Tour Dates
05/31/2018 – San Diego, CA / The Casbah
06/01/2018 – Phoenix, AZ / Lunchbox
06/02/2018 – Tucson, AZ / 191 Toole
06/04/2018 – San Antonio, TX / Paper Tiger
06/09/2018 – Atlanta, GA / The Earl
06/10/2018 – Carrboro, NC / Cat’s Cradle – Back Room
06/12/2018 – Baltimore, MD / Metro Gallery with The Spirit of the Beehive
06/13/2018 – Philadelphia, PA / PhilaMOCA with The Spirit of the Beehive
06/14/2018 – Allston, MA / Great Scott with The Spirit of the Beehive
06/15/2018 – Brooklyn, NY / Elsewhere (Zone One) with The Spirit of the Beehive
06/18/2018 – Chicago, IL / The Hideout
06/19/2018 – Chicago, IL / The Hideout
06/20/2018 – 6/21/2018 Calgary, AB / Sled Island Festival
06/22/2018 – Saskatoon, SK / Amigo’s Cantina with Cherry Glazerr
06/23/2018 – Calgary, AB / Sled Island Festival
06/24/2018 – Calgary, AB / Sled Island Festival
08/03/2018 – 08/05/2018 Happy Valley, OR / Pickathon

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