Wand on Thursday announced a follow-up to last year’s “Ganglion Reef,” tour dates and a new song.
The single is called “Self Hypnosis In 3 Days” and it’s definitely rough around the edges, much like some of their gritty psychedelic work on “Ganglion Reef,” blending a bit of surf-rock and post-punk.
According to a press release, Wand’s sound was influenced by bands like Swans, Talking Heads, and Melvins, along with heavy-metal grandfathers Black Sabbath and new-wave/electronic master Gary Numan, “and the weird city of Sacramento.” The press release also states they recorded “Golem” in less than two weeks (12 days, to be exact.)
“Golem” Track list: The Unexplored Map – Self Hypnosis in 3 Days – Reaper Invert -Melted Rope – Cave In – Flesh Tour – Floating Head – Planet Golem – The Drift
“Golem” is out March 17 on In the Red Records.
Wand has tour dates up through mid-April with Ty Segall; Once & Future Band; Walter TV; The Gooch Palms; Death Valley Girls; BABES; and Heaters.
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