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Wand Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Scarecrow”

Laughing Matter Due Out April 19 via Drag City

Feb 05, 2019 Wand Bookmark and Share

Los Angeles-based psych-rockers Wand have announced a new album, Laughing Matter, and shared a video for its first single, “Scarecrow.” Laughing Matter is due out April 19 via Drag City. Check out the “Scarecrow” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates.

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 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.”

Laughing Matter Tracklist:

01 “Scarecrow”
02 “xoxo”
03 “Bubble”
04 “High Planes Drifter”
05 “Walkie Talkie”
06 “Thin Air”
07 “Hare”
08 “Wonder”
09 “Evening Star”
10 “Tortoise”
11 “Rio Grande”
12 “Airplane”
13 “Lucky’s Sight”
14 “Wonder (II)”
15 “Jennifer’s Gone”

Wand Tour Dates:

Mon-Mar-11 in Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Wed-Mar-13 in Austin, Texas @ SXSW
Thu-Mar-14 in Austin, Texas @ SXSW
Fri-Mar-15 in Austin, Texas @ SXSW
Sat-Mar-16 in Austin, Texas @ SXSW
Sat-Mar-16 in Dallas, TX @ NSFW
Mon-Mar-18 in Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Tue-Mar-19 in San Deigo, CA @ Soda Bar
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-30 in Berlin, DE - Privatclub

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February 16th 2019

Wonder and Evening Star are the two best songs by far. The others are good, but these are great.