Rogue Wave: Beginning To See The Light

Despite hard times, Rogue Wave keeps rolling: Aidin Vaziri | Rogue Wave’s fourth studio album, “Permalight,” documents an era of trials, tribulations and personal tragedies for the members of the Oakland indie-rock band – although you would never be able to tell by the Cher-style dance beats of the title track. In the past few years, drummer Pat Spurgeon battled kidney failure, former bassist Evan Farrell died from injuries sustained in a house fire and, just last September, front man Zach Rogue slipped two discs in his neck, temporarily becoming paralyzed. “It’s been the most challenging year of my life,” says the singer, who still has trouble moving his fingers. “But I didn’t want to make the record sound morose. I want it to sound hopeful, even if it’s a song about running away from zombies.” Read more.

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