11 May 2011

WAX IDOLS


Dreamy and insistent female fronted noisy pop. Reverbed guitars give off shy, mournful howls while persistent beats drive breathy '60 girl group vocals through a clouldless night en route to a creepy but harmless small town haunted house. The first track appears on their recent (and excellent) Hozac single, but the final track on this tape, "Batcave" (with Hanoi James on extra retro sounding keyboards) is the fukkn song of the month for this bearded superhero - brilliant and relaxed. WAX IDOLS have been making waves in the Bay Area for a while, but judging from the flyers of their past shows I came across, shows mere blocks from my house at venues I am familiar with on nights I spent at home, those waves are in a pond other than the one in which I am swimming. It's good to have something new to seek out, and something wonderful to discover, especially in your own city - and now I have WAX IDOLS. Get some yourself from Psychic Snerts before they go away...



4 comments:

Aesop said...

Galaxy Chamber?

the wizard said...

As a resident of this city for most of the '90s, I find it bizarre that I've never heard Galaxy Chamber. Do they really sound like this? ....because I like this, and I hate to think that I passed on a band that sounds like this just because they seemed really cheesy. OK - extremely cheesy, but you get my point.

the wizard said...

Wait....is the photo on the insert from a Galaxy Chamber flyer? Please tell me why you have left this mystical comment - and please do it soon so I can sleep tonight.

mike pickle said...

yeah, that's from a galaxxy chamebr flyer.
the flyers look a bit different now.
i'm the guitarist that replaced the cat......

if ya like freaked out space rock, ya might just like us.....