Monthly Archives: May 2014

Ball of Wax 36 Songs: Pufferfish – “Lean”

Seattle’s Pufferfish is well-situated in the Ball of Wax universe, counting frequent contributors (and in Levi’s case, Czar) Levi Fuller and Emiko Blalock among its members and the Foghorns, Casey Ruff, Jeremy Burk and Wesafari as past bill mates. “Lean” … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36 Songs: Tenderfoot – “Do It My Love”

Adam Boehmer’s Tenderfoot is another new addition to the Ball of Wax camp, though I’m surprised it’s taken this long for him to cross my radar. I really enjoy his approach both to songwriting and production; “Do It My Love” … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36 Songs: The Foghorns – “Beautiful Soul”

Somehow I didn’t get a waltz or a love song from the Foghorns for Ball of Wax 34 or 35, respectively, so of course now that I have a volume with no theme at all, here comes Bart Cameron with … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36 Songs: Emory Liu – “Irish Goodbye”

It’s been quite some time since we’ve had a song from Emory Liu on Ball of Wax – half as long as BoW has existed, in fact. (Emory and I collaborated on Volume 18, “One Minute Singles,” for which he … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36 Songs: Joey Beltram – “Red Lights”

Joey Beltram‘s “Red Lights” rides on the same moody, mellow waves as the surprisingly popular National – gruff baritone vocals singing a weary melody atop a bed of acoustic guitar strumming and tasteful drones, plucks and plinks. It’s pretty without … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36 Songs: Gabriel Mintz – “Western Days”

Gabriel Mintz is a newcomer to the Ball of Wax fold, and a most welcome one. I’ve been seeing him around and hearing his name for a while now, but for some reason I hadn’t sat down and listened to … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36 Songs: Sun Tunnels – “Not Old”

Louis O’Callaghan and Sarah McGuinn – aka Sun Tunnels – have cranked out yet another beauty. Until a few minutes ago I thought “Not Old” – another selection from the intergalactic rock opera the band is allegedly cooking up, I … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36 Songs: Levi Fuller and the Library – “Hide and Seek”

“Hide and Seek” sees Levi and his Library return to the bash and crash of Social Music and some recent Ball of Wax contributions. The band jumps right at it from the get-go with stomping drums and a sludgy riff … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36 Songs: GreenhornBluehorn – “Out of the Dark”

As previously blogged, the Spring 2014 volume of Ball of Wax will be unleashed upon the world on Saturday, June 7th. And what better way to kick off the spring release and celebrate the end of winter than with a … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 36: June 7, 2014

 

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