Wax Idols w/TV Ghost & Cry Baby
Wax Idols is a band that favors sound over sense, and the Oakland quartet creates interesting sonic textures on their new full-length Discipline + Desire. Taking their inspiration from such New Wave bands as Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Buzzcocks, they add thudding bass lines to their reverb-drenched vocals and guitars. Their drum patterns serve mostly as decoration, although the band rocks out on “Cartoonist.” Meanwhile, “Sound of a Void” features a six-note motif that keeps the yawning chasm of nothingness at bay. Singer and songwriter Hether Fortune has become known for her tweets documenting her day job as a dominatrix, and I’ve read several interviews in which she claims to hate “shitty music writers” and most indie rock. She sounds like she’s having fun — for the rest of us, Discipline seems like an attempt to revive the doom-laden sound and feel of the Reagan-Bush era.
Thu, Apr 25 | 9:00 PM
The Stone Fox