Wand announces Drag City debut 1000 Days, shares “Stolen Footsteps” — listen

Well, that was fast: Just four months after releasing their previous LP, California psych rockers Wand have announced another album, titled 1000 Days. Due September 25th, what makes this one so special is that it marks the band’s Drag City debut. For those, keeping count, this means the trio will have released three albums in just over a year, starting with last summer’s Ganglion Reef, continuing with this past spring’s Golem, and keep on keepin’ on with this fall release. Watch out, Ty Segall!

1000 Days was recorded in the band’s hometowns of Los Angeles and San Francisco, and you can see the cover art above. If we’re to believe a press release, the album “finds Wand searching in corners and finding extra texture via synthetic animation. The atmosphere is quicksilver and the space acoustic; as a beacon sparks electric, a cascade of hi-fi noises for everyone’s ears – raucous, impassive, inevitable musical expressions. The hope is to use your head, to escape the chains wrapped invisible around us.”

Put that mindfuck of a description to good use by listening to “Stolen Footsteps” below. Shortly after, you can check out the album’s tracklist and see if they’re coming to your town this fall during their world tour. Spoiler: They probably are.

1000 Days Tracklisting:

01. Grave Robber

02. Broken Sun

03. Paintings Are Dead

04. Dungeon Dropper

05. Dovetail

06. 1000 Days

07. Lower Order

08. Sleepy Dog

09. Stolen Footsteps

10. Passage Of The Dream

11. Little Dream

12. Morning Rainbow

Wand 2015 Tour Dates:

07/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ MOCA

07/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall

07/31 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon

08/14 – Saint Malo, FR @ Route du Rock Festival

08/18 – Haarlem, NL @ Pastronaat Café

08/19 – Luxembourg, LU @ Exit 07

08/20 – Brussels, BE @ Homeplugged (house show)

08/21 – Charleville-Meziere, FR @ Cabaret Vert festival

08/22 – Trondheim, NO @ P Stereo Festival

08/23 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival

08/27 – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s

08/28 – Paris, FR @ Rock En Sein Festival

08/29 – Geneva, CH @ L’Usine

09/01 – Zurich, CH @ Kinski Club

09/03 – Lisbon, PT @ Lux Fragil

09/04 – Vlieland, NL @ Into The Great Wide Open Festival

09/05 – Maastricht, NL @ Bruis Festival

09/06 – Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset, UK @ End Of The Road Festival

09/07 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange

09/08 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store

09/09 – London, UK @ Electrowerks Upstairs

09/10 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen

09/11 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

09/12 – Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow House

09/13 – Le Havre, FR @ Le Tetris

09/14 – Tilburg, NL @ Incubate Festival

09/15 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen

09/16 – Helsinki, FI @ Kuudes Linja

09/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix club show

09/18 – Angers, FR @ Levitation Festival

09/19 – Leffinge, BE @ Leffingeleuren Festival

09/21 – Barcelona, ES @ BAM Festival

10/31 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom w/ Mac DeMarco

11/01 – Seattle, WA @ Narwhal

11/03 – Missoula, MT @ The Real Lounge

11/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Entry

11/06 – Iowa City, IA @ Witching Hour Festival

11/07 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

11/10 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall

11/11 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz

11/12 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (upstairs)

11/13 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC

11/15 – Washington, DC @ DC9

11/16 – Asheville, NC @ Tiger Mountain

11/18 – Atlanta, GA @ 529

11/19 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

11/20 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

11/21 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 (inside)

11/22 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace

11/24 – Tucson, AZ @ Solar Culture

11/25 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

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