Monthly Archives: February 2015

Ball of Wax 39 Songs: Soft Blows – Landine

Soft Blows‘ “Landine” opens with a decidedly disco drum part, which makes sense because, for a little over 3 minutes, the song lays down a sweaty, dance-y groove in the tradition of rock bands seemingly inspired by Prince to get funky, … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 39 Songs: season of strangers – Yellow Moon

season of strangers‘ “Yellow Moon” is a brief burst of retro indie rock, recalling at times both the crooked fuzz of Archers of Loaf and Superchunk and the flanger pedal-drenched dreaminess of Cocteau Twins and the Cure. High-pitched voices lay low in the … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 39 Songs – Almsss – Status

Krist Krueger (Southerly, Sndtrkr, Yardsss, Healersss, and Self Group in general) can be a tricky guy to keep a bead on, as you might guess from that parenthetical list following his name. You can read my previous attempt to keep … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 39 Songs: Sean Kiely – This Might Be True

New Jersey’s Sean Kiely is a newcomer to Ball of Wax, making his first contribution with “This Might Be True.” “This Might Be True” begins with voice and acoustic guitar looping through a melodic figure which largely drives the song. … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 39: Saturday, March 7th at Conor Byrne

Ball of Wax Volume 39 Release Show Saturday, March 7th, 8:30pm Conor Byrne Pub Performances by The Foghorns, Soft Blows, Season of Strangers, Coast, Nightlife, and Shannon Jae It’s time (past time, really) for a new volume of Ball of … Continue reading

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