Rogue Wave – “What Is Left To Solve” (Stereogum Premiere)

Now led by Zach Rogue and his longtime bandmate Pat Spurgeon, pop-minded indie rock veterans Rogue Wave are set to release their sixth album Delusions Of Grand Fur this spring. Lead single “What Is Left To Solve?” reverberates with a sense of urgency thanks to a fast bass line and steady drums. It’s a bit of a departure for Rogue Wave, infusing their classic indie sound with traces of krautrock and new wave. Though the synthetic harmonies feel distant, “What Is Left To Solve” builds to an increasingly tangible urgency, creating a feeling of excitement and anticipation. When it finally reaches its end, the track sounds like a system breaking down, leaving its big question unanswered and us eager for more. Perhaps the rest of the project will provide the resolution they seek? In the meantime, listen below.

Delusions Of Grand Fur tracklist:

01 “Take It Slow”
02 “In The Morning”
03 “California Bride”
04 “Look At Me”
05 “Falling”
06 “Curious Me”
07 “What Is Left To Solve”
08 “Frozen Lake”
09 “Endless Supply”
10 “Ocean”
11 “Last Picture Show”
12 “Mimento Mori”

Tickets for Rogue Wave’s tour go on sale this Friday, 2/12:

05/05 Oakland, CA @ Starline Ballroom
05/06 Mill Valley, CA @ Sweetwater Music Hall
05/07 San Francisco, CA @ The independent
05/10 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
05/11 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
05/12 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
05/13 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
05/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
05/17 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
05/18 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/19 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
05/20 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05/21 St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
05/22 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
05/24 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
05/25 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
05/26 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
06/09 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/11 Austin, TX @ Mohawk Outdoors
06/12 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
06/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
06/18 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up

Delusions Of Grand Fur is out 4/29 on Easy Sound Recording Company. Pre-order it in physical and digital formats.

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CREDIT: Andrew Paynter
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