Album · 2005 · 13 Songs. Descended Like Vultures is a low-key, indie-pop gem packed with plenty of hooks, sweet melodies, and a judicious use of spacey effects and reverberated vocals. Rogue Wave’s memorable debut, 2004’s Out of the Shadow, was basically a Zach Rogue solo project; this time he adds a three-piece backing band to achieve a fuller sound. And fuller it is, especially on the noisy 10:1 and the densely packed You and Love’s Lost Guarantee. But the band contributes more than volume
Rogue Wave is an indie rock band from Oakland, California, and headed by Zach Schwartz (. Zach Rogue) who created the band after losing his job in the dot-com bust. Their first album was Out of the Shadow which was released privately in 2003 and re-released in 2004. In the fall of 2004 they went on a national tour of the United States. Their most recent album, Cover Me, was released on February 17, 2017, through Easy Sound Recording Company.
Rogue Wave's second album is at its heart no great departure from their first. Like Out of the Shadow, Descended Like Vultures is indie rock through and through. There isn't a moment that doesn't feel influenced, borrowed, or previously released by Death Cab, Elliott Smith, Yo La Tengo, Lou Barlow, and so on. Luckily there also isn't a moment that's not tuneful, exciting, or ingratiating; it's second-hand but runs just like new. Indeed, sweet vocal harmonies, melodies that hook you instantly, and arrangements that envelop you in their gooey goodness are still the.
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With Descended Like Vultures, Rogue Wave have become just another indie rock band, one that has delivered a strong album without a weak song on it, but a real band just the same. 60. Descended Like Vultures still has its moments of pleasing, ephemeral pop, but those moments, if nothing else, work as nice interludes between the more engaging numbers. Rogue Wave now resemble a more earnest Flaming Lips.
Rogue Wave - Descended Like Vultures Engineered by Bill Racine Recorded at Supernatural Sound Produced by Bill Racine and Zach Rogue. What makes Descended Like Vultures so interesting is that it's not only a strong and creatively brilliant album, it's a release that thoroughly defeats the sophomore slump curse that many artists fall victim: it's a superb follow-up. Oakland based Rogue Wave takes their sophomore release further into experimental pop than their debut, which was largely focused on brooding folk pop.