Rogue Wave

A recent, very bad Discovery Channel special on the Bermuda Triangle explained the “rogue wave” phenomenon — when an inexplicably large and powerful sea swell occurs in the middle of the ocean completely out of the blue — as a possible reason why so many ships have disappeared in the region. We say balderdash to that, but huzzah to Rogue Wave the band and its college-radio chart-topper Descended Like Vultures. With such ominous nomenclature, you’d expect a full-force wall of sound, or at least something occasionally brutal, but on tracks such as “Bird on a Wire” and “Publish My Love,” Rogue Wave artfully channels the mellow acoustic California pop sounds of the Beachwood Sparks and the gentle melancholy of Lou Barlow.

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