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

Wand are offering up another dose of their forthcoming album, Golem which is out March 17 via In the Red. Set to a martial, stomping beat and thick analogue synth drone, "Reaper Invert" is a superior slab of psych. Says guitarist Cory Hanson:

We wanted to make a song like if 'Fat of the Land' was slowed down to 33. I can remember recording it...a little bit. Adding a synth that mimicked the sound of rustling leaves in the left ear. Chris said, 'that's some artsy shit.' We were destroying his perfectly balanced mix, which was pretty exciting. Daniel laid down some nasty spaghetti-western style guitar which I was stoked on. For this song we tuned the low E string to C because it makes the guitars sound trashy, like KoRn or something. Maybe we should get 7 strings? Someday (sigh).

Listen to "Reaper Invert" below and Golem is out March on In the Red.

It won't be long till Wand are back in NYC when their tour with Babes stops for two shows: Baby's All Right on March 28 with Scully (tickets) and Mercury Lounge on March 29 with Honey (tickets). They've added a lot more tour dates since we last posted, and all are listed below...

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Wand - 2015 Tour Dates
Fri. March 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo # $ %
Sat. March 14 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar # $ %
Sun. March 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room (Rampage Fest) # $ %
Mon. March 16 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace # $ %
Thu. March 19 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (Patio 2) (Austin Psych Fest Party, 3:30pm) [SXSW] Thu. March 19 - Austin, TX @ 1500 E. 2nd St. (KVRX Party, 7:30pm) [SXSW]
Fri. March 20 - Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records (Waterloo Party, 3:30pm) [SXSW]
Fri. March 20 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (Outside Stage) (Panache Showcase, 7:40pm) [SXSW]
Sat. March 21 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas Stage (Burgerama Showcase, 2:30pm) [SXSW]
Sun. March 22 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia >
Mon. March 23 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone >
Tue. March 24 - Nashville, TN @ The End >
Wed. March 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl >
Thur. March 26 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook >
Fri. March 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy >
Sat. March 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right >
Sun. March 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 @ Silver Dollar ~
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
Wed. May 13 - Brussels, BE @ Nuits Botaniques Festival
Thu. May 14 - London, UK @ Rough Trade East In Store
Fri. May 15 - Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Fest
Sat. May 16 - Lyon, FR @ Nuits Sonores Festival
Sun. May 17 - Barcelona, SP @ Almo2bar
Mon. May 18 - Madrid, SP @ Costello
Tue. May 19 - San Sebastian, SP @ DabaDaba
Wed. May 20 - Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
Thu. May 21 - Angers, FR @ Chabada
Fri. May 22 - St. Brieuc, FR @ Art Rock Festival
Sat. May 23 - Utrecht, NL @ Guess Who Festival
Sun. May 24 - London, UK @ Old Blue Last
Mon. May 25 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
Tue. May 26 - Berlin, DE @ West Germany
Wed. May 27 - Metz, FR @ Trinitaires
Thu. May 28 - Dudingen, CH @ Kilbi Festival
Fri. May 29 - Toulouse, FR @ Week-End Curiosités Festival
Sat. May 30 - Nimes, FR @ This is Not a Love Song Festival
Fri. June 5 - Ravena, IT @ Beaches Brew Festival
Sat. June 6 - Poitiers, FR @ Less Playboy Is More Cowboy Festival
Fri. Sep. 4 - Sun. Sep. 6 - Dorset, UK @ End Of The Road Festival

# with Walter TV
$ with The Gooch Palms
% with Death Valley Girls
> with BABES
~ with Heaters