Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Band Spotlight: Rogue Wave

History: Zach Schwartz decided to start Rogue Wave after his job failed. Schwartz, as a result, changed his name to Zach Rogue. He was formerly a guitarist in a Cali indie band called The Desoto Reds before he met up with his mates and started roguing it up. A bad break for the band came in 2006 when they were released from Sub Pop records.

Years Active: 2002 to Present

Label: Brushfire Records (Independent)

Zach Rogue - Vocals/Guitar
Pat Spurgeon - Drums/Keyboard
Gram LeBron - Guitar/Keyboard
Patrick Abernethy - Bass/Piano
Dominic East - Guitar

Independent Lo-Fi Pop

Musical Style/Moods: Pop-like, but not too pop-like

Best Album: Out of the Shadow (2004)

Top Songs:
"Birds on a Wire"
"Seasick on Land"
"Kicking the Heart Out"

Influenced By: Red House Painters, Elliott Smith

If You Like Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, or Sebadoh You Might Like Rogue Wave

1 comment:

  1. "Kicking the Heart Out" is extremely catchy. Haha, "roguing it up." Haha, "they were released from Sub Pop records...." what is Sup Pop a prison now? lol.


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