Release Date: Jul 13, 2004
Record label: Sub Pop
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Out of the Shadow by Rogue Wave is one of the better records to completely slip under the radar in 2003. The band is mostly the product of Zach Rogue's low-key brilliance as he writes, sings, and plays everything except for drums and the occasional guitar part. Zach has a great voice with the range to reach some very high and pretty notes. He also has an ear for arrangement and a knack for hooky songwriting.
After the self-release of their debut record Out of the Shadow last year, Rogue Wave have opened for everyone from the Clientele to Super Furry Animals. Their recent tour supporting the Shins, and the subsequent re-release of Out of the Shadow by Sub-Pop (with terrific new artwork), has catapulted them into the indie-rock spotlight. Like the Shins’ own debut Oh, Inverted World, Shadow lives up to the hype, and captivates from beginning to end.