WAND

WAND

Operator, Greg Fox

Sat, November 14, 2015

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$12

This event is 21 and over

WAND
WAND
September 2013, Wand was quietly dismembered and ritually eaten in the hills near Dodger Stadium. Wand reborn as “Wand”— an obese organ falsely organized as 4 overjoyous nerds. Four flesh balloons betting on a few aging amplifiers. I hear they listen to Here Come the Warm Jets on loop all day and plot mail fraud. I hear they stole Dale Crover’s car and sacrificed it to the weather near the Los Angeles County Line. Some few things, at least, are certain: Wand hears ghosts. Wand prefers serpents. The Sun is the mother of every fiction. All phenomena will be consumed in alphabetical order, but desire will recirculate ad infinitum. If all else fails, Wand will just devour more hands.
Operator
Operator
Pulling inspiration from artists such as Stereolab and Beak>, Operator's sound is marked by warbling analogue synthesizers, driving motorik beats and waves of feedback noise.

What ultimately defines their sound is their aesthetic malleability, the weaving of influences from krautrock to art pop to electronic minimalism, all while never appearing too serious, or too silly.

The initial concept was born from the collective minds of Dara Hirsch (guitar/synth/vox) and Jared Hiller (guitar/synth/vox), but was not fully realized until Adrian Price-Whelan (bass), and Landen Griffith (drums) were recruited.

The tracks off their first EP, Puzzlephonics I, were mixed by Hirsch (1989 Recordings) and displays Hiller's (L0/rez Effects) innovative approach to electronic circuitry and textures. The cover art was designed by Griffith (landengriffith.com), who also acts as the band's art director.
Greg Fox
Greg Fox
Greg Fox is a New York City born-and bred drummer, multidisciplinary artist, and teacher. He has played on and released 49 records since 2008, including his work with Liturgy, ZS, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, Skeletons, Hieroglyphic Being, Man Forever, and others, as well as with his own solo work and his projects GDFX and Guardian Alien. Fox has toured worldwide with various groups and collaborations, held residencies at The Clocktower NYC and Pioneer Works, and was awarded "Best Drummer in NYC" by the Village Voice in 2011. Currently spending 2016 for the most part at home in NYC, he is working on new collaborations and compositions, teaching individual and group drum lessons, and exploring new territory as a solo artist, using a hybridized electroacoustic drum setup to explore new dimensions through the traditional gestures of the modern drummer and the possibilities inherent in electronic and computer music.
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249