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WAND

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

WAND

CCR Headcleaner, fpodbpod

Tue, October 24, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$15.00

This event is all ages

WAND
WAND
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 relative patience; a refocusing and a push toward a new democratization of both process and musical surface.

In late winter of 2016, the band expanded their core membership 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 outset, 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 songwriting 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 substantially 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 communication, more vulnerability, better boundaries, more mercy and persistence during a year that meanwhile delivered a heaping serving of romantic, familial and political heartbreak 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 multichromatic sounds into Wand’s most deliberate statement to date, with a long evening’s shadow of loss and longing hovering above the proceedings. Plum delicately locates the band’s tangent of escape from the warm and comfortable shallows of genre anachronism, an eyes-closed, mouth-open leap toward a more free-associative and contemporary pastiche logic of that more honestly reflects the ravenous musical omnivorousness of the five people who wrote and played it.
CCR Headcleaner
CCR Headcleaner
BORN FROM A HEAP OF NOISE AND HEAVINESS AND MELODY FROM BEER SOAKED FLOORS AND BLIND AMBITION AND GENUINELY NOT GIVING A DAMN FROM 5 DUDES IN CALIFORNIA NOT BORN THERE—THE GEORGIA-MAINE-WASHINGTON-CONNECTION—CCR HEADCLEANER IS A ROCK AND ROLL-FIRST BAND FROM THE BAY AREA. OAKLAND AND SAN FRANCISCO. THE CITY AND THE TOWN. THEY WILL PROBABLY ROLL THRU YOUR TOWN OR CITY AND WANT TO PARTY WITH YOU. ESPECIALLY IF U HAVE BEER OR DRUGS. OR BOTH.
fpodbpod
fpodbpod
fpodbpod is an eclectic psychedelic pop outfit from San Francisco. Taking their cues sonically and philosophically from the likes of Yo La Tengo, Neu!, The Velvet Underground, and Galaxie 500, fpodbpod keeps their focus on infectious melodies, uplifting rhythms, and hypnotic guitar work. As they put the finishing touches on their upcoming record--the long awaited follow up to 2011's "The Girls,"--fpodbpod steadfastly holds court almost mythologically as a dynamic and aloof essential within the Bay Area live music scene.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com