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Wax Idols (killer girl fronted 60s pop jams, ex Hunx and His Punx, on HoZac… FACEBOOK)
Terry Malts (Slumberland Records, ex Magic Bullets… FACEBOOK)
the Bam Bams (FACEBOOK)
from Terminal Escape;
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.