Rogue Wave – Out Of The Shadow

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Hovering somewhere between the endearingly shambolic charms of early Built To Spill and the hushed and intimate tones of the late Elliott Smith, Rogue Wave continue Sub Pop’s recent revitalisation in the wake of The Shins and The Constantines.

Former dotcom worker Zach Rogue escaped the San Francisco silicon crash to New York, where he fashioned a deliberately rustic sound despite his urban surroundings with producer friend Bill Racine.

Inventively hook-laden, crammed with joyous harmonies and lo-fi studio trickery, this is the sound of a creative spirit rejuvenated and unleashed.


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