Rogue Wave Preps New Album, Tour

January 5, 2010  |  1:00pm

Oakland indie-rock outfit Rogue Wave is putting the final touches on its fourth LP, Permalight, due out March 2 on Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records.

Founding members Zach Rogue (guitar, lead vocals) and Pat Spurgeon (drums, keys, vocals) spent much of this year writing and recording Permalight at Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, Miss, as reported by BrooklynVegan. They brought on Dennis Herring to produce, who previously lent his talents to Modest Mouse, Throwing Muses, Jars of Clay, Counting Crows, Ben Folds and Elvis Costello records. “This record sounds, for lack of a better word, fun,” Rogue said.

Pat Spurgeon was recently featured in the documentary D Tour, which followed his battle with kidney failure and search for a living organ donor, highlighting all the challenges along the way. The film includes performances by Ben Gibbard, Ryan Miller, John Vanderslice, Nada Surf, The Moore Brothers and Spurgeon’s very own Rogue Wave.

The band will embark on a U.S. tour in February to support their new record. Tour dates are below, as well as the trailer for D Tour:

February
1 – Toronto, Ontario, Calif. @ Mod Club

March
1 – Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
2 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
4 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ First Unitarian church Sanctuary
5 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
6 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
8 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Loft
9 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
10 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Bottletree
13 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Social
15 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks
16 – Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
17 – Dallas, Texas @ The Loft

April
7 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Rio Theatre
9 – Portland, Oregon @ Wonder Ballroom
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumo’s
13 – Boulder, Colo. @ Fox Theatre
14 – Lawrence, Kansas @ The Bottleneck
15 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Cafe
16 – Madison, Wisc. @ High Noon Saloon
17 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
20 – Columbia, Mo. @ Mojo’s
21 – Tulsa, Ok. @ Cain’s Ballroom
24 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Club Congress
27 – Solana Beach, Calif. @ Belly Up Tavern
29 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre
30 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore

D Tour trailer from Jim Granato on Vimeo.

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