"Instead of hushed bedroom confessions, Derek’s yelpy vocals hint at grander visions and fit nicely with arrangements as suited for live venues as private headphone listening parties. The mix of chimes, banjo and guitar that dance around the intimate “A Light Is Above You” is as warm and comforting as a flannel sheet (and ensures fans of early efforts by the band won’t be lost), but when the foursome put the pedal to the floor on tracks like slow building “Ferocious King” and “Royal Blood” you can easily envision how the roof could get blown off a gritty bar when the band takes the stage."
released December 23, 2010
Wand is, on these recordings,
Derek Janzen - acoustic guitar, drum set, voices, casio, piano, trumpet, auto-harp, glockenspiel, xylophone, bass guitar, dx-9, auto-harp
Ashton Klassen - drums, accordion, keyboards, voices, auto-harp
Jordan Soles - electric guitar, piano, voices, banjo
Josh Soles - piano, casio
All Songs written by Derek Janzen
All Lyrics written by Derek Janzen except for Ferocious King written by Magnus Vontiesenhausen
Recored and Mixed by Ashton Klassen in and around Grande Prairie, AB and Victoria BC, from May 2009 - November 2010.
All Songs Copyright Wand
Art by Magnus Vontiesenhausen
Many thanks to Ashton Klassen, Magnus Vontiesenhausen, Jordan and Josh Soles, Courtney Loberg, Christopher Rodgers, Cody Flynn, Jessie Friesen, Stacy Lloyd Brown, Matt and Kate Ediger, Dalen Landis, Adam O'Reilly, Tyler Butler and you.