Mittwoch, 3. Juli 2013

Wax Idols - Discipline & Desire

















Wen das Savages Album kopfschüttelnd zurück lässt, kann es ja mal mit den Wax Idols probieren. Der NME und ich sind uns ziemlich einig, dass ihr aktuelles Album Discipline & Desire

lummets you into the band’s shadowy world but remains loveable – like a brighter, warmer Savages.

Discipline & Desire ist nach No Future ("a raw, hook-heavy punk effort") aus dem Jahr 2011 das zweite Album der vier Damen aus Oakland, Kalifornien, USA und erscheint bei Slumberland Records, einem Label, das hier sicher niemandem mehr groß vorgestellt werden muss.

Produziert wurde Discipline & Desire übrigens NICHT von Mark Burgess (The Chameleons), sondern von…

Monte Vallier and Hether Fortune. […] Mark helped us out for sure, in & out of the studio, but his contributions hardly amount to the credit of PRODUCER. The original idea was for him to sort of co-produce the record but things didn't work out that way in the end. I say this now with absolutely no ill will toward Mark, who I have the utmost respect for as an artist, but to ensure that credit is given only & always where credit is due. MONTE VALLIER. Jot that name down if you plan on writing about the record in the future. Please & thank you – Hether

Neben Hether Fortune, die mich hier so ausdrücklich ermahnt, Monte Vallier als Produzenten zu nennen und für Gesang und Gitarre zuständig ist, gehören noch Jennifer Mundy an der Gitarre, Amy Rosenoff am Bass und Rachel Travers an den Drums zur Band.

Within the first few seconds of ‘Discipline & Desire,’ their second album, Bay Area foursome Wax Idols reveal their familiarity with darkwave, as well as Bauhaus (the bass line) and the Slits (the vocals). But once the song loses its structure and the band jams out the ending, they stake out their own sonic territory. The sheer strength these ladies harness gives ‘Discipline & Desire’ its modern touch. (diffuser.fm)


Wax Idols - When It Happens from Slumberland Records on Vimeo.

Discipline & Desire, as an album, is incredibly sleek and powerful, hitting you with enough edge to make you feel like punching something when listening. Tracks like "Dethrone" "When It Happens" "Ad Re:Ian" and "Sound of a Void" all stand out as well-constructed performed songs, but I find it hard to name a disappointing track on the album.[…] All of this melds in to an album that is on the short list of "Must Listens" for 2013 thus far. (fakeplastictunes.com)




2 Kommentare:

Olly Golightly hat gesagt…

7,5 Punkte

Jörg hat gesagt…

Going Underground !Gefällt mir ganz gut! "When it happens" fliegt seit Wochen durch meine Gehörgänge.
7,5 Punkte