Rogue Wave Sets Release
Rogue Wave formed in 2002 when Zach Rogue initially self-recorded and self-released their debut album Out of the Shadow. Soon after, Rogue Wave became a full band and found a home on Sub Pop Records, who reissued the album to widespread acclaim. Descended Like Vultures followed in 2005, earning the band more rave reviews, ROLLING STONE declaring them "Artists To Watch" as well as landing the band's music on "Weeds," "Friday Night Lights." and "Heroes." Their ceaseless touring schedule has kept them on the road since their inception, alongside the likes of the Shins, Death Cab for Cutie and Nada Surf.
2006 was a rollercoaster ride for Rogue Wave - drummer Pat Spurgeon had a kidney transplant, keyboardist Gram Lebron lost his father, singer Zach Rogue had a daughter and the band recruited a new bass player, Patrick Abernathy (formerly of Beulah). This kind of tumult might have broken lesser bands, but Rogue Wave has flourished under the pressure as evidenced by Asleep At Heaven's Gate.