by Bill Pearis

photo:::Wand at Webster Hall, September 2014 (more by PSquared)
Wand

LA's psych destroyers Wand are back with a second album, Golem, less than a year after their debut, Ganglian Reef. This new one will be out March 17 via In the Red. Where their debut was deep in analog synths, Golem sounds a little more like their live show: loud. The first single, "Self Hypnosis In 3 Days," can be streamed below.

Around the release of the album, Wand will be heading out on an extensive North American tour that includes a visit to SXSW and two NYC shows: Baby's All Right on March 28 with Babes and Mercury Lounge on Sun. 3/29. Tickets for Baby's go on sale Friday (1/9) at noon and tix for Mercury Lounge go on sale January 16 with an AmEx presale starting January 14.

They were terrific when I caught them at Death by Audio last September during their tour with Ty Segall. All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...


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Wand - 2015 Tour Dates
Thu. Jan. 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall + ^
Fri. Mar. 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo # $ %
Sat. Mar. 14 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar # $ %
Sun. Mar. 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar (Rampage Fest) # $ %
Mon. Mar. 16 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace # $ %
Tue. Mar. 17 - Mar. 21 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
Sun. Mar. 22 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia >
Mon. Mar. 23 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone >
Tue. Mar. 24 - Nashville, TN @ The End >
Wed. Mar. 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl >
Thur. Mar. 26 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook >
Fri. Mar. 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Black Box in Underground Arts >
Sat. Mar. 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right >
Sun. Mar. 29 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Wed. April 1 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East >
Thur. April 2 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.
Fri. April 3 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall ~
Sat. April 4 - Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog ~
Sun. April 5 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle ~
Tue. April 7 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue and 7th Street Entry ~
Thur. April 9 - Missoula, MY @ Stage 112
Sat. April 11 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
Sun. April 12 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Tue. April 14 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center
Wed. April 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Thu. April 16 - Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer

+ with Ty Segall
^ with Once & Future Band
# with Walter TV
$ with The Gooch Palms
% with Death Valley Girls
> with BABES
~ with Heaters