February 25, 2010

Fuel/Friends debut: Rogue Wave “Solitary Gun” video clip

San Francisco Bay Area band Rogue Wave has stolen my heart in many ways over the years, and not just because of where they hail from. Their music lilts and lifts, drenched in sonorous harmonies and prominent percussion.

For their upcoming album Permalight (out March 2 on Brushfire) they have assembled 11 short videos with the help of Tyler Manson and Emmett Malloy, filmed in and around the Bay Area. This one shows our favorite organ donation recipient out and about, with his awesome hair and his good attitude.

This retro-feeling song starts the album, with the singsong falsetto opening before the handclaps hit:

Solitary Gun – Rogue Wave

Read more about their adventures and concept behind the filming over at IFC (including the Zach Rogue’s love of Bluebottle coffee – yum) and watch all the video vignettes from around the SF Bay Area as they are unveiled at the Rogue Wave site.

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  • I liked Rogue Wave before, but I loved Rogue Wave after I saw D Tour. I am so looking forward to the new album! Thanks for the post, Heather.

    Jyll — February 25, 2010 @ 8:03 am

  • Always happy to see Bay Area bands get some love on the blogs, but we here in Oakland would be even happier next time if you give Rogue Wave’s specific hometown a shout-out…

    Excited for the new record, and thanks for the post!

    Mike B. — February 25, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

  • agreed Mike! Go Oakland! I should be more specific next time, as a San Jose girl myself :)

    browneheather — February 26, 2010 @ 8:55 am

  • I love the new track! Thanks for the post, they’re an amazing band.

    Cate — February 26, 2010 @ 10:15 am

  • These songs sound even better live. They played a show at the Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday and these tunes really rock!

    Drew — February 26, 2010 @ 10:43 am

  • Cannot wait for this bad boy to come out. I’m hitting their shows at both Mercy Lounge in Nashville and Bottletree in Birmingham. Thanks for dropping a cool clip on one of my fave bands.

    Ross — February 28, 2010 @ 9:02 am

  • That track is utterly incredible, and I’m not really into that type of music. I really like it!

    Amir Thompson — June 5, 2010 @ 10:04 pm

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