Certain bands have a sound that, whether intended or not, perfectly complement the style, mood and meanderings of its generation—even before these items unfold.
Call it timing or call it a keen sense of foresight, But bakland’s Rogue Wave has always sounded like the fluctuations of its millennial backdrop. Led by the duo of Zach Rogue and Pat Spurgeon, the indie-rock outfit has used its amalgamation of echoing guitars, dancing keys and marching percussion to craft a soundtrack fit for the self-satisfied hipster, Converse-clad romantic or lovelorn student, sullen and desperate for the emotional therapy available through headphone-dealt Rogue lyrics and vocals.
Now touring off the April 29 release of its sixth album, “Delusions of Grand Fur,” the act returns with material reflective of its triumph over past tribulations, with both Rogue and Spurgeon overcoming medical emergencies through the last decade. But with new tracks (see: “Look at Me”) cut from the same infectious and emotive mold that bore such early singles as the swaying “Bird on a Wire” or runaway ride of “Love’s Lost Guarantee,” the work will certainly connect with longtime fans looking for songs to add to their daily slog through the after-aughts.
Rogue Wave will perform at 7 p.m. May 11 in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.) with opener Hey Marseilles. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 day of show (box office, Ticketmaster).