Wand's Cory Hanson Goes Solo Again, And He'd Rather Not Talk About It : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN The Los Angeles psych-rock star joins World Cafe to discuss his new album, Pale Horse Rider.
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Wand's Cory Hanson Goes Solo Again, And He'd Rather Not Talk About It

Wand's Cory Hanson Goes Solo Again, And He'd Rather Not Talk About It

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Set List

  • "Pale Horse Rider"
  • "Bird of Paradise"
  • "Angeles"

Cory Hanson fronts the Los Angeles psychedelic rock band Wand. His second solo album, Pale Horse Rider, is a beautiful, lush country-inspired record that sounds great driving through the place he made it, the high desert of California.

We talked with Hanson about the role failure plays in creating new music and the persona he developed to promote the album, in an attempt to avoid the sometimes cumbersome world of record promotion. Plus, he shares three beautiful live recordings of songs from the new album.

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