Rogue Wave: Album Review, Documentary Screening, Meet and Greet and Free Tote Bag
Rogue Wave – Nightingale Floors (Vagrant, 2013)*
Zach Rogue and Pat Spurgeon, along with producer/genius John Congleton, have crafted a highly listenable and at times exhilarating indie-pop album that is sure to please their core of fans – many of whom seemed to feel alienated or confused by the band’s 2010 synth-pop departure (Permalight) and Rogue’s stripped-down solo effort Come Back To Us (2011).
Interestingly named after a Japanese invention designed to protect elite families from ninjas (seriously – more here), Nightingale Floors finds Rogue Wave doing what they do best – producing densely layered, lush indie-pop soundtracks designed to accompany the existential victories and setbacks chronicled by Rogue’s highly relatable lyrics. The record also features a gorgeous painting on the cover by the artist Andrew Schoultz – an ominous rendering of a man conjuring a four-headed pesco-deity which shoots colorful beams out of its black eyes – that nicely encapsulates Nightingale Floors’ existential themes of light vs. darkness and death.
Be sure and join us at the Felix Kulpa Gallery on July 18 for a screening of DTour The Movie; a film about Rogue Wave drummer Pat Spurgeon’s battle with Kidney disease. We will be joined at the screening by Spurgeon and Director Jim Granato, who will be available to answer questions and sign merchandise.
*Purchase Nightingale Floors by Rogue Wave at Streetlight and receive a free Rogue Wave tote bag!