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Album Review : Wand’s ‘Plum’

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You might expect Pale Horse Rider to be a really good record; it’s actually a great one. It’s a record about LA written with all the perception and acuity of native. It takes the country-psych template and when it plays within it, it plays with grace and precision and blur; and when it shifts out beyond, it does with the dynamics of British exploratory rock. All points covered, no filler; perhaps its time to crown Cory the new Wolf King of LA. Buy.

AS HIS second solo album for Drag City approaches, LA’s Cory Hanson – Wand frontman and on his own clock, potent (and a little dark) psych-country explorer, has released a third single, to follow the deep grace of “Paper Fog” and the dark-hearted brilliance of “Angeles”; waiting, we’re told, placidly for end of days, a …

CAST your mind back to the good old days of 2015. Y’know, gigs, pints, going anywhere. Good times. We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto. Way back then, fuzzmeister Ty Segall and fellow psychester Cory Hanson were burning up a little creative time together, jamming out and totally in the zone, delighting in what they were …

BY DAY Cory Hanson is singer-guitarist with LA psych quintet Wand, but he also pursues a rather seductive solo vision: a very LA blur of blissful, rootsy psych, part-Laurel Canyon, part-peyote in the deserts out past city limits. He’s got only his second full-length solo outing, Pale Horse Rider, due for release on Drag City …

CORY HANSON, singer-guitarist with LA psych seducers Wand, has today unveiled the video for “Paper Fog”, a very first preview of what’s to come from his second extra-curricular outing, Pale Horse Rider, due from the dependably lovely Drag City come spring. Watch the video, below. Drag City say “it’s a record as much about Los Angeles …

Half a decade ago, the Aussie garage rock dynamo teamed with Cory Hanson of Wand to create this single and it’s equally enthralling B-side “Milk Bird Flyer”. Swiftly becoming a feverish Reddit discussion, “She’s a Beam” was first debuted as a similar but tamer acoustic version, before recently being rediscovered. All profits of the initial week’s sales …

Going into Wand’s Plum I was expecting a bit of the usual Ty Segall-inspired garage noise, much like what was on the three previous records(Ganglion Reef, Golem, 1000 Days.) Playing with both Segall and Mikal Cronin, Hanson does have a little of both hard-wired into his musical DNA. While there are moments where the weirdness …