Wand – Stream the New Album

Laughing Matter Out Now via Drag City

Apr 19, 2019
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Los Angeles-based psych-rockers Wand have released a new album, Laughing Matter, today via Drag City. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are the band's upcoming tour dates.

Previously Wand shared a video for Laughing Matter's first single, "Scarecrow," which was our #1 Song of the Week. Then they shared another song from the album, "Thin Air," which was also one of our Songs of the Week. Then they shared another song from the album, "Walkie Talkie," via a video for the song. Then they shared another song from the album, "Rio Grande," via a video for the song (it was also one of our Songs of the Week).

Laughing Matter is the follow-up to 2017's Plum and is the band's fifth full-length. The band consists of Sofia Arreguin (keys, vocals), Cory Hanson (guitar, vocals), Robert Cody (guitar), Lee Landey (bass), and Evan Burrows (drums).  

A previous press release described the album as such: "Laughing Matter is a record about love in a time of terror; it calls you down from panic room labyrinths, to work the deep tissue of unraveling trauma we all carry so dear. The 15 songs on this record face their energy outward, to take with you through a common world that can't suffer its human abusers much longer. Laughing Matter encourages you to shake hands with your old demons, to lay your pathologies to rest, to hold your spirit close, and let your body do what's next." 

Wand Tour Dates:

Fri-Apr-19 in Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Thu-May-02 in San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri-May-03 in Arcata, CA @ Richard's Goat
Mon-May-06 in Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
Thu-May-09 in Portland, OR @ Mississippi
Sat-May-25 in London, UK @ Electric Brixton
Mon-May-27 in Brussels, BEL @ Botanique @ Orangerie
Tues-May-28 in Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang 
Thurs-May-30 in Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
Fri-May-31 in Dusseldorf, GER @ Zakk
Weds-June-1 in Groningen, NL @ Vera
Thurs-June-2 in Paris, FR @ Petit Bain 
Fri-June-3 in Lyon, FR @ Sonic
Sat-June-4 in Bern, SUI @ ISC
Sun-June-5 in Annecy, FR @ Le Brise Glace 
 Mon-June-6 in Bordeaux, FR @ Krakatoa 
Tues-June-7 in Le Havre, FR @ Mc Daids
Weds-June-8 in Utrecht, NL @ Ekko  
Wed-Jun-19 Denver, CO Hi Dive
Thu-Jun-20 in Lawrence, KS @ White Schoolhouse
Fri-Jun-21 in Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Sat-Jun-22 in Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin - Madison
Sun-Jun-23 in Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
Tue-Jun-25 in Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Wed-Jun-26 in Montreal, QC @ Ritz
Thu-Jun-27 in Portsmouth, NH @ Press Room
Fri-Jun-28 in Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Sat-Jun-29 in Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
Sun-Jun-30 in North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound
Tue-Jul-02 in Kingston, NY @ BSP
Wed-Jul-03 in Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
Fri-Jul-05 in Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Roof
Sat-Jul-06 in Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
Sun-Jul-07 in Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle - Back Room
Tue-Jul-09 in Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
Wed-Jul-10 in Atlanta, GA @  Earl
Thu-Jul-11 in New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Fri-Jul-12 in Houston, TX @ Satellite
Sat-Jul-13 in Austin, TX @  Mohawk (inside)
Mon-Jul-15 in El Paso, TX @ Love Buzz
Tue-Jul-16 in Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Weds-July 17 in Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit

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