"New" Songs from Rogue Wave & B-Sides


I’ve been waiting seemlingly forever for news about/from Rogue Wave ever since I saw them live last year with Mazarin. Today I picked up these songs which they have released on a UK CD single of Publish My Love which came out recently this year. I know that both of these songs existed before this release, both I think “Eyes” was available only from their myspace (bad stream quality). Check them out!

[MP3} Rogue WaveEyes
This song, like almost all RW songs, is instantly likable, right from the first strum ‘n twang. It actually sounds more like a Gibbard tune than anything else, but much like Ben, Zach Rogue has the incredible ability to convey this feeling pure, affectuous, and caring emotion through his lyrics and the orchestration of the music. You can tell he probably wrote this one when he was younger (due to the lack of a band / demo quality)…probably for someone he loved (or still loves)…it’s amazing that someone can so convincingly convey that amount of emotional depth in a song…but Zach nails it each time.

[MP3} Rogue WaveManna
At first, this song feels a little empty, but the addition of the cello (I think that’s what it is), maybe the only cello that I’ve heard used in an RW song. It really gives fullness to an otherwise slightly empty tune…don’t take that the wrong way though, it’s still another excellent song from RW. If you’re looking for RW’s darker side, something not usually exhibited (Zach is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet), look no further than Manna.

I decided to toss in a few more B-Sides/Demos/Covers from Rogue Wave for you guys. Enjoy!

[MP3} Rogue WaveMarch
[MP3} Rogue WaveEvery Moment (Demo Version)
[MP3} Rogue WaveOn A Plain (Nirvana Cover)
[MP3} Rogue WaveSeconds (U2 Cover)
[MP3} Rogue WaveEveryday (Buddy Holly Cover)

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous March 16, 2006 at 8:18 pm

Love the Demo song you’ve got up here. If you’ve got anymore, i’d love to hear them. Where did you come across these at?

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Katie March 16, 2006 at 9:01 pm

Thanks for these. I saw them in Boston last week and they were full of energy and obviously having a great time.

The blog’s been really good lately.

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Anonymous March 16, 2006 at 10:32 pm

Dude you rule! Thanks!

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Anonymous March 17, 2006 at 1:12 am

Awesome, thanks so much.

btw I was wondering if you could put the link to my blog up on your site. I already put yours up on mine…
http://www.childstar.blogsome.com

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Black Walls March 17, 2006 at 1:42 am

thanks so much for posting the rogue wave songs. i’m a huge fan, yet don’t have any of these besides the
u2 cover. i saw them this month with nada surf and a while back with the shins. back then they had a girl bassist. they played on a plain with keyboards. i thought the song sounds a lot better w/ keyboards. they should have kept them in. anyways, thanks for the songs!

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Andrea March 17, 2006 at 5:39 pm

^ Seeing Rogue Wave with The Shins? Oh God, my dream.

Thanks for these songs.

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Kristin March 19, 2006 at 4:03 pm

thanks! i have been looking for the U2 cover for ages!!

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awardtour March 20, 2006 at 4:31 am

sa-weet. i’ve seen these guys three times and not once have they done a cover. thanks for the post.

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peter March 21, 2006 at 4:45 pm

gracias for the U2 cover.

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Anonymous August 6, 2006 at 8:02 pm

GREAT THANKS for “Eyes” (from Just a Friends OST)
CHEERS

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kaoskongo October 10, 2006 at 6:07 am

i heard Eyes on the pilot of Heroes and i instantly fell in love with it – but i had no idea who made it. A few forum posts later, i found out and a google search brought me to this page. I am VERY surprised you’ve actually supplied the MP3 and i nearly died when i found out i could download the song lol. So, i must say with all sincerity, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SUPPLYING THIS SONG :) I’m a new fan to their music because of you (and Heroes of course as well ;) )

Again, thanx alot for putting their music up :)

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Anonymous October 16, 2006 at 10:48 pm

Ditto exactly what kaoskongo said.

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Anonymous December 2, 2006 at 4:50 am

hey that song EYE is awesome !! how can i get a hold of it !

Thanks
Andy bones at

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Anonymous December 8, 2006 at 8:01 am

Thank you so much!

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Anonymous January 5, 2007 at 12:59 am

hey, nice stuff. rogue wave is awesome. but you know that one line of lyrics that goes ‘Every Mormon, every saint
Let out the ashes of proof of faith
A million fallen in a million ways’? does anyone have any ideas what this means?? I’m a member of the LDS Church (Mormon) so i was just wondering what this means. thanks for any feedback!

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Anonymous January 25, 2007 at 4:40 pm

Please can you reupload “Eyes” somewhere, links are broken

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Anonymous February 25, 2007 at 5:55 am

would love to see the link fixed for eyes. thanks :)

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Anonymous August 2, 2007 at 6:32 pm

Would also like to request Eyes re-upload please please please as tried for ages to find it on any official site – Rogue Wave and NBC’s and couldn’t! What are they thinking?

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