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Rogue Wave is an indie rock band from Oakland, formed by Zach Schwartz in 2002. Their fifth studio album, Nightingale Floors was released June 4, 2013 and is a powerful collection of blasting lo-fi guitar riffs layered with candid reverberant vocals. The album features the hit "College" which appears in the 2013 film Carrie. The song "Eyes" was featured in the movie Just Friends, the sixteenth episode of season two of 90210, and the pilot of the television series Heroes. The songs "Lake Michigan" and "The Wolves & the Ravens" are featured in the 2013 film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Rogue Wave's songs have also appeared in episodes of Scrubs, and Weeds, and The O.C., to name a few. The band appeared in the 2009 film Love Happens,
Rogue Wave tapped "Release The Sunbird"s mixer John Congleton (whose impressive resume includes Modest Mouse, The Walkmen, David Byrne & St. Vincent, and Explosions In The Sky) to produce the record. With the assistance of touring bassist Masanori Mark Christianson, Peter Wolf Crier s Peter Pisano (guitar), Sea Of Bees Jules Baenziger (vocals), and Mwahaha s Ross Peacock (synth manipulation), Rogue, Spurgeon, and Christianson channeled their energies into 10 smart, dynamic songs that range from opener "No Magnatone" and its dreamy washes of sound, to the big, catchy rock of "College," to the gentle "The Closer I Get," to the moody yet epic closer "Everyone Wants To Be You." The music is as thoughtfully conceived as you'd expect from Rogue Wave, and there's an emotional energy behind the tracks that lingers on long after the album's last note.