Wax Idols – “When It Happens”

Wax Idols

Photo by Matthew Reamer

Wax Idols premiere new track, kick off US tour this week.

Oakland-based post-punk band Wax Idols have announced the release of their sophomore album, Discipline & Desire. The new album will release March 26th through Slumberland Records. Listen to the album’s third single, “When It Happens”, below.

Created more as a group effort, the new album goes for a more twisted sound. Instead of taking away from their California roots, the album’s sound seems borrowed from a foggy, damp British climate. However, while the band is more intense and darker in nature, it’s not completely devoid of humor. Discipline & Desire was produced and engineered by Monte Vallier (of Half Church and Swell) and co-produced by Fortune. Mark Burgess (of the British outfit The Chameleons) worked alongside Wax Idols & Vallier as an extra pair of ears and even played bass on the album closer “Stay In.”

Wax Idols is comprised of members: Jen Mundy (rhythm guitar/vocals), Amy Rosenoff (bass) and Keven Tecon (drums).

Tour Dates

03/06 Oakland, CA – New Parish %
03/07 San Diego, CA – The Void
03/08 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn %*
03/09 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace *
03/13 Austin, TX – Red 7 – Force Field PR / Stones Throw Showcase (SXSW)
03/13 Austin, TX – The Iron Bear – Slumberland Records Showcase (SXSW)
03/14 Austin, TX – Waterloo Records – SXSWATERLOO (SXSW)
03/14 Austin, TX – Tillery Park – GET BENT (SXSW)
03/15 Austin, TX – Gypsy Lounge – Castleface/CMYR (SXSW)
03/16 Austin, TX – Greenhouse 701 – Castleface/ HOZAC (SXSW)
03/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Richard Street Art Collective @
03/22 Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest
03/30 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall (Record Release Show) #@
03/31 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Record Release Show / Part Time Punks) #
04/20 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle !
04/21 Detroit, MI – PJ’s Lager House*
04/22 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04/24 St. Louis, MO – The Heavy Anchor*
04/25 Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox *
04/26 Atlanta, GA – The Earl*
04/27 Durham, NC – The Pinhook*
04/30 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery*
05/04 Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium*

# = w/ The Mallard
% = w/ White Lung
& = w/ NU, SENSAE, Audacity, and more
@ = w/ Chasms
! = w/ Radar Eyes
*= w/ TV Ghost
@ = w/ Blasted Canyons & Burnt Ones

Wax Idols Discipline and Desire

Wax Idols
Discipline & Desire
Slumberland Records
Street Date: March 26, 2013

Track List:

1. Stare Back
2. Sound Of A Void
3. When It Happens
4. Formulae
5. Scent Of Love
6. Dethrone
8. Cartoonist
9. Elegua
10. Stay In

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