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Wand shines psychedelically with “Broken Candle”

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Wand doesn’t look at psychedelia as something that belongs in a museum—or necessarily has to sound peaceful. The Los Angeles band’s upcoming full-length, Ganglion Reef, is a teeming, dream-steeped smear of songs that shines with the bent light of a cracked prism. Case in point: “Broken Candle,” which is being debuted here in all its gauzy glory. It also pounds with garage-rock power, even as it lulls the listener to some dark corner of melody and melancholy.

Ganglion Reef will be released August 26 via God? Records.


Wand tour 2014

(September 3-17 with Ty Segall)

September 3—Club Congress—Tucson, Arizona

September 4—Lowbrow Palace—El Paso, Texas

September 5—Mohawk Outside—Austin, Texas

September 6—One Eyed Jack’s—New Orleans, Louisiana

September 7—Hi Tone—Memphis, Tennessee

September 8—Mercy Lounge—Nashville, Tennessee

September 9—The Earl—Atlanta, Georgia

September 10—Club Downunder—Tallahassee, Florida

September 11—The Stage—Miami, Florida

September 12—Epic Problem—Tampa, Florida

September 14—Motorco Music Hall—Durham, North Carolina

September 15—9:30 Club—Washington, D.C.

September 17—Webster Hall—New York, New York

September 18— Il Motore (Pop Montreal)—Montreal, Quebec

September 19—Smiling Buddha—Toronto, Ontario

September 20—Happy Dog—Cleveland, Ohio

September 21—Empty Bottle—Chicago, Illinois

September 22—7th Street Entry—Minneapolis, Minnesota

September 24—Ole Beck VFW Hall—Missoula, Montana

September 25—Therapy—Seattle, Washington

September 27—The Know PDX—Portland, Oregon

September 29—Rickshaw Stop—San Francisco, California

September 30—The Echo—Los Angeles, California

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