Wands Cory Hanson
  • Nehemiah Sliwoski
  • Wand's Cory Hanson
The Portland Mercury and The Stranger are proud to host Pickathon's Slab Sessions, a video series filmed at this past summer's Pickathon festival by Half Stop Sessions. During down time in between sets, a handful of Pickathon performers set up away from the bustling crowds to perform some intimate sessions for only a camera/recording crew. If you saw Wand at this year's Pickathon—either performing on their own or as Ty Segall's backing band, the Roling Stons—it's tough to imagine turning down the volume for the bucolic performance you're about to see.

But this second installment of the Slab Sessions gives us a stunning tune from Wand's Cory Hanson, who performs "Morning Rainbow" in a secluded field at Pendarvis Farm—an unreleased song when this was taped, although it's since been revealed to be the album closer on Wand's newly released 1000 Days.

Apart from today's special Monday premiere, we'll be exclusively showing new Slab Sessions on the first Thursday of every month for the next few months. Be sure to check out the first episode in the series, with a performance from the Weather Station.