Rogue Wave will release Delusions of Grand Fur on April 29th via Easy Sound Recordings, but starting today the record is streaming in its entirety. Rogue Wave’s first album in 3+ years and their sixth studio album, Delusions of Grand Fur is set to smash any preconceptions of Rogue Wave’s sound and is the most truthful, powerful, and urgent sonic blueprint of the band to date. The album can be heard now in full via major radio partners across the country – see below to stream Delusions of Grand Fur now via KCRW, KEXP, WXPN, WXRT, The Current, Radio Milwaukee, or Colorado Sound. PRESS HERE for physical pre-order and HERE for digital.
Rogue Wave will be taking Delusions of Grand Fur on the road starting next month. See below to find a show near you and PRESS HERE to get your tickets now.
Delusions of Grand Fur – a title chosen as a riff on the tendency of fresh-faced musicians to misperceive the reality of band life – marks the reinvigorated return of Zach Rogue, his longtime bandmate Pat Spurgeon, and their fellow bandmembers. Recording and producing the entire LP themselves at their home studios in Oakland, Rogue Wave focused on storytelling throughout the album and worked without recording demos versions of songs-instead, the demos would simply become the songs. With this DIY approach, Rogue Wave has seized creative control of its identity and the end result is a clear snapshot of who the band is today.
On Delusions of Grand Fur, Rogue Wave exhibit a fresh sound founded on the art of patience, the fearlessness of experimenting, and the unbridled joy of creating something meaningful to help us navigate through these vacant times. The record opens on a confident tone with the upbeat and personal “Take It Slow,” a song inspired by a mantra of patience. The energy takes off on the next track, “In the Morning,” which was given its gyrating, infectious pulse by the deft hands of its mixer, Chris Walla. And the bright clip of “California Bride,” perhaps the tone that will prove most familiar to longtime fans, is a meditation on the beauty and fortune of being alive. The building, anthemic “Ocean,” featuring Mike Deni of Geographer, is an instant smash about breaking up, and how getting stabbed in the back can leave you feeling infinitesimally small. By the time the album reaches its close with the slow-burning, achingly lush “Memento Mori,” it’s clear that Delusions of Grand Furis a masterstroke by a band that knows who it is and has continued to evolve.
5/5/16 Oakland, CA @ Starline Ballroom $
5/6/16 Mill Valley, CA @ Sweetwater Music Hall %
5/7/16 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
5/10/16 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom^
5/11/16 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall^
5/12/16 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair^
5/13/16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom +
5/14/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^