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Rogue Wave is an alternative rock band from Oakland, California, signed to Sub Pop, and headed by Zach Schwartz (a.k.a. Zach Rogue) who created the band after losing his job in the dot-com bust. Their first album was Out of the Shadow which was released privately in 2003 and re-released in 2004. In the fall of 2004 they went on a national tour of the U.S. They have been compared in the music press to The Shins. Their second album Descended Like Vultures was released in October of 2005.
They are also featured on the Stubbs: The Zombie Soundtrack doing a cover of Buddy Holly's "Everyday". A live version of their Out of the Shadow track, "Every Moment", appeared on the soundtrack for the movie Napoleon Dynamite. However, the song never appeared in the movie itself. In addition, the song "Eyes" was featured twice in the Ryan Reynolds movie Just Friends this fall. The Fox show The O.C. has used Rogue Wave songs "Publish My Love" (DLV), "California" (DLV), and "Interruptions" (10:1 EP) as well as included "Publish My Love" on The O.C. Mix 5...
years active 2003-present
origin Oakland, California, United States
music genre Indie rock
current members Zach Rogue