A-based indie rock band WAGES are streaming their full new album Glace, officially out today (July 29th). The 11-track full-length release has seen rave reviews from sources like FLOOD Magazine, Indie Shuffle, PopMatters, All Things Go, and several others, and has been associated with artists like Band of Horses, Deerhunter, and Sigur Ros.
Although Wages in its current state is somewhat in its infancy, the band is far from novice-level – featuring members of the now-defunct Arizona, who toured with the likes of Band of Horses, Indigo Girls, Derek Trucks, The Slip, and others, and also released an LP produced by the revered Danny Kadar (My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses, Avett Brothers). After a few relocations and life transitions, Arizona ultimately re-invented itself with a few new members and a full arsenal of new songs – entering their era as Wages. Since its first EP release (Shady Chamber in 2013), the band has seen a slew of song placements in various network television shows – including CW’s The Flash, Syfy’s Being Human, various popular MTV shows, and several others. They also contributed to an original score for the highly regarded Sun Don’t Shine – the directorial debut of buzzing indie filmmaker Amy Seimetz – and developed sound art installations for respected experimental art galleries like Center for the Arts Eagle Rock and Machine Project. Now based in LA, Wages will release their debut full-length Glace – the follow up to 2015’s widely embraced EP Sacre Coer.
“As a whole, Glace was written during a time of substantial change for all of us in the band, and I think that comes across in a lot of the songs,” explains vocalist Nick Byron Campbell.