Cory Hanson

City: Los Angeles
Country: USA
Genre: Folk/Country
Styles: Modern Psychedelic Folk, Indie Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Singer-Songwriter


Southern California native Cory Hanson isn't the sort of musician to let the grass grow beneath him. The singer/guitarist came to prominence in 2013 with Wand, the tough psychedelic rock and pop band he founded then, but for years before that he played in a multitude of bands, more obscure outfits like Magic Mountain, Hellomynameischad, and Blackagar Boltagon as well as some bigger names like together PANGEA, the Meatbodies, and Mikal Cronin. Before Wand, he also released three albums of abstract electronic pop under the name WHITE. Once together, Wand took up much of Hanson's time and focus. The band recorded and released three albums, as well as a handful of singles, between 2014 and 2015. They also toured frequently, playing shows with Ty Segall and others. Segall was impressed enough to subsequently play a number of shows with Hanson as an acoustic duo. He also added Hanson and fellow Wand member Evan Burrows to his backing band the Muggers for his 2016 touring dates. Thanks to this, Wand was uncharacteristically quiet during 2016. Hanson also spent the time away from the band working on a solo album. The acid folk-inspired, lushly orchestrated The Unborn Capitalist from Limbo was released by Drag City in late 2016. ~ Tim Sendra, Rovi

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