News

Nov 08, 2016

Rogue Wave have covered Guided By Voices' "Vote For Me Dummy" as part of the "30 Days, 30 Songs" (now expanded to 50 songs) anti-Trump campaign put together by author/publisher Dave Eggers and Death Cab for Cutie manager Jordan Kurland.  More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

Listen: Rogue Wave - “Ocean”

Delusions of Grand Fur Due Out April 29 via Easy Sound

Apr 06, 2016

Rogue Wave are releasing their humorously titled new album, Delusions of Grand Fur, on April 29 via Easy Sound. Now they have shared another song from it, the expansive "Ocean." It features Mike Deni of Geographer. Listen below (via KCRW).

Rogue Wave Announce New Album, Share “What Is Left to Solve”

Delusions of Grand Fur Due Out April 29 via Easy Sound

Feb 09, 2016

Rogue Wave have announced a new album and shared its first single. The humorously titled Delusions of Grand Fur is due out April 29 via Easy Sound. Below is "What Is Left to Solve." Also below is the tracklist, the band's tour dates, and the album's cover art. More

Feb 05, 2016

The Monkees (well one-half of them at least) have announced a new album. What makes it noteworthy is that the lyrics have been written by Death Cab For Cutie's Ben GibbardWeezer's Rivers Cuomo, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, and Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue. The album will also include previously unused songs written for the band by Neil Diamond and Harry NilssonMore

Rogue Wave Announce Tour

New Album Nightingale Floors Out June 4

Apr 17, 2013

Shortly after the release of their newest full-length album Nightingale Floors on June 4, Rogue Wave have announced that they will embark on a two-month tour across North America. More

Mar 27, 2013

Following frontman Zach Rogue's 2011 solo album Come Back to UsRogue Wave has announced the arrival of their fifth studio album, Nightingale Floors. More

Aug 01, 2011

Zach Rogue of Rogue Wave released a solo album under the name Release the Sunbird last week (July 26) via Brushfire. Now he's announced some tour dates. More

Rogue Wave Frontman Takes on New Name and Material

Solo Album 'Come Back to Us' Drops July 26

May 03, 2011

Zach Rogue took some time off from Rogue Wave to craft some fresh solo material. We have the details on the forthcoming album. More

Jul 12, 2010

Treasure Island has announced its lineup for the 2010 festival, held October 16th and 17th on Treasure Island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Split evenly between dance music and indie rockers, headliners includeLCD Soundsystem and Deadmau5 (Saturday) and Belle & Sebastian and The National (Sunday). We have the full lineup.  More

The Magnetic Fields, Rogue Wave, Atlas Sound, Four Tet to Play Noise Pop

Plus: Mark Kozelek, John Vanderslice, Foreign Born

Dec 08, 2009

The Noise Pop Festival, which takes place in pretty much every San Francisco venue, is back in the new decade. The 18th Noise Pop, is happening February 23rd - March 1st, and features indie rock heavyweights and upstarts alike. More

Rogue Wave Announces Release of New Album and Tour

Permalight Set for March Release with U.S. Tour to Follow

Nov 17, 2009

Rogue Wave's fourth studio album is set for a 2010 release with all the standard support hoopla to follow. More


Interviews

To Play or Not to Play: Indie Artists Debate Whether Canceling Shows is an Effective Means of Protes

A Conversation with Death Cab for Cutie's Nick Harmer, Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue, Tacocat's Emily Nokes, and The Thermals' Hutch Harris

Nov 29, 2016

On March 23, 2016, the state of North Carolina passed The Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, otherwise known as House Bill 2 or HB2. The law, as written, strips out anti-discrimination protections for gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well as prohibits transgender individuals from using the bathroom of their choice in public buildings. More

Rogue Wave

Asleep at Heaven’s Gate Album Preview

Jul 02, 2007

Rogue Wave’s third studio album, Asleep at Heaven’s Gate, due in September, finds the band with an unlikely new home—Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records. It’s the end result of a tumultuous year marked by loss, kidney replacement, a lineup addition, and fatherhood. More


Reviews

Delusions of Grand Fur

Delusions of Grand Fur

Easy Sound

Apr 26, 2016

Three years after 2013's sparser, more tentative Nightingale FloorsRogue Wave come roaring back with an album that reasserts them as major, albeit under-recognized, players in the world of 21st century indie rock. More

Nightingale Floors

Nightingale Floors

Vagrant

Jul 03, 2013

Rogue Wave has had a very "indie" careerfrom the band's jangly, sensitive aesthetic and critical acclaim to its prevalence on television and film soundtracks and, unfortunately, relative anonymity to mainstream listeners. In other words, for a band of its caliber and songwriting prowess, its career arc has probably felt lackluster both to its members and their fans. More