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1000 Days

Drag City

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Wand's third full-length in just over a year cements their reputation as one of America's most prolific and exciting new psychedelic acts. It's also their most accessible work to date, moving forward from 2014's Ganglion Reef and early 2015's Golem with a more confident, song-oriented strut. 1000 Days swings wildly from Black Sabbath-style paranoia to delicate Van Dyke Parks weirdness with an increasingly erudite command of garage rock while still managing to maintain much of the enigmatic charm of their previous releases. Frontman Cory Hanson's voice and phrasing can sometimes bring to mind Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer, of Montreal's Kevin Barnes, and John Lennon, all in the same song. Check out the explosive "Paintings Are Dead," the synth-y "Stolen Footsteps," or the acoustic guitar driven title track. Highly recommended if you're into Ty Segall, Tame Impala, and/or early Pink Floyd. (www.wandband.info)

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