WAND

Fri Aug 23 2019

8:30 PM - 11:30 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Ulster Sports Club

96-98 High St Belfast , ANT BT1 2BG

£12.10

Ages 18+

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Los Angeles-based psych-rockers Wand are releasing anew album, Laughing Matter, on April 19 via Drag City. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Rio Grande," via a video for the song. The band's singer/guitarist Cory Hanson directed the video, which is made up of footage shot over time. Watch it below,followed by 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.

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.

Strange Victory Presents
WAND

  • Wand

    Wand

    Psychedelic

    Plum is Wand’s fourth LP since the band formed in late 2013 but their first new album in two years.
    After a whirlwind initial phase of writing, recording, and touring at a frenetic clip, their newest document marks a period of rela- tive patience; a refocus- ing and a push toward a new democratization of both process and musi- cal surface.

    In late winter of 2016, the band expand- ed their core member- ship of Evan Burrows, Cory Hanson, and Lee Landey to include two new members—Robbie Cody on guitar and Sofia Arreguin on keys and vocals.

    From the out- set, the new ensemble moved naturally toward a changed working method, as they learned how to listen to each other and trust in this new format. The songwrit- ing process was consciously relocated to the practice space, where for several months, the band spent hours a day freely improvising, while recording as much of the activity as they could manage. Previously, Wand songs had generally been brought to the group setting substan- tially formed by singer and guitarist Cory Hanson; now seedling songs were harvested from a growing cloudbank of archived material, then fleshed out and negotiated collectively as the band shifted rhythmically between the permissive space of jamming and the obsessive space of critique.

    This new process demanded more honest communi- cation, more vulnerability, better boundaries, more mercy and persistence during a year that meanwhile delivered a heaping serving of romantic, familial and political heart- break for everyone involved. They learned more about their instruments and their perceived limitations. Much else fell apart in their personal lives, in their bodies,
    and the bodies of those near to them. In this way, Plum lengthened like a shadow underneath a dusking Orange; or rather “Weird Orange,” an affectionate name given to the color of a roulette-chosen, tour-rushed batch of Golem vinyl...an idiom, an inside joke, a talisman, a bookmark, a mood ring. And meanwhile all the shifting weather, the wireless signals, the helicopters overhead.
    Weird orange softened, darkened delicately, and rouged itself to a Plum.

    The music of Plum focuses teeming, dense, at times wildly multi- chromatic sounds into Wand’s most deliberate statement to date, with a long evening’s shadow of loss and longing hov- ering above the proceed- ings. Plum delicately locates the band’s tan- gent of escape from the warm and comfortable shallows of genre anach- ronism, an eyes-closed, mouth-open leap toward a more free-associative and contemporary logic of pastiche that more honestly reflects the ravenous musical om- nivorousness of the five people who wrote and played it.

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Strange Victory Presents

WAND

Fri Aug 23 2019 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Ulster Sports Club Belfast
WAND

£12.10 Ages 18+

Los Angeles-based psych-rockers Wand are releasing anew album, Laughing Matter, on April 19 via Drag City. Now they have shared another song from the album, "Rio Grande," via a video for the song. The band's singer/guitarist Cory Hanson directed the video, which is made up of footage shot over time. Watch it below,followed by 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.

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

Wand

Psychedelic

Plum is Wand’s fourth LP since the band formed in late 2013 but their first new album in two years.
After a whirlwind initial phase of writing, recording, and touring at a frenetic clip, their newest document marks a period of rela- tive patience; a refocus- ing and a push toward a new democratization of both process and musi- cal surface.

In late winter of 2016, the band expand- ed their core member- ship of Evan Burrows, Cory Hanson, and Lee Landey to include two new members—Robbie Cody on guitar and Sofia Arreguin on keys and vocals.

From the out- set, the new ensemble moved naturally toward a changed working method, as they learned how to listen to each other and trust in this new format. The songwrit- ing process was consciously relocated to the practice space, where for several months, the band spent hours a day freely improvising, while recording as much of the activity as they could manage. Previously, Wand songs had generally been brought to the group setting substan- tially formed by singer and guitarist Cory Hanson; now seedling songs were harvested from a growing cloudbank of archived material, then fleshed out and negotiated collectively as the band shifted rhythmically between the permissive space of jamming and the obsessive space of critique.

This new process demanded more honest communi- cation, more vulnerability, better boundaries, more mercy and persistence during a year that meanwhile delivered a heaping serving of romantic, familial and political heart- break for everyone involved. They learned more about their instruments and their perceived limitations. Much else fell apart in their personal lives, in their bodies,
and the bodies of those near to them. In this way, Plum lengthened like a shadow underneath a dusking Orange; or rather “Weird Orange,” an affectionate name given to the color of a roulette-chosen, tour-rushed batch of Golem vinyl...an idiom, an inside joke, a talisman, a bookmark, a mood ring. And meanwhile all the shifting weather, the wireless signals, the helicopters overhead.
Weird orange softened, darkened delicately, and rouged itself to a Plum.

The music of Plum focuses teeming, dense, at times wildly multi- chromatic sounds into Wand’s most deliberate statement to date, with a long evening’s shadow of loss and longing hov- ering above the proceed- ings. Plum delicately locates the band’s tan- gent of escape from the warm and comfortable shallows of genre anach- ronism, an eyes-closed, mouth-open leap toward a more free-associative and contemporary logic of pastiche that more honestly reflects the ravenous musical om- nivorousness of the five people who wrote and played it.

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Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
£12.10 (£11.00 + £1.10 Fees)

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.