Category Archives: Bands You Should Know

Ball of Wax 42 Songs: Ju. – El Sentido de la Vida

Madrid’s Ju. (pronounced, I assume, like the English word ‘who,’ but I could be mistaken) is the newest international addition to the Ball of Wax coterie, and I couldn’t be more pleased to have them. The band first came to … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 41 Songs: Golden Eels – Human Heart Attack

I don’t know how Athens, Georgia’s Golden Eels first found Ball of Wax – and lead Eel Neil Golden couldn’t remember either – but I’m very happy they did. Their album Periscopes in the Air, from which”Human Heart Attack” was … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 41 Songs: Darryl Blood – What This Means

Longtime Ball of Wax friend Darryl Blood (first heard all the way back on Volume 1, most recently heard getting feisty on Volume 38) has brought us “What This Means,” a sneak preview of his forthcoming album Arden Eevin Vol. … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 41 Songs: GreenhornBluehorn – The Noise

I don’t know how Brent and Chris Antal would feel about this comparison, but it occurred to me recently that GreenhornBluehorn has made a case for itself over the past couple years as the Simon and Garfunkel of our little … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 41 Songs: Electric Dylan – 1998

Before hearing a single note, I decided that Electric Dylan‘s “1998” is in my wheelhouse. Electric Dylan is the best Dylan (Street Legal foreva!) and I come from the ’90s, so this is a natural fit for my blurbage. Electric … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 41 Songs: Tomo Nakayama – Eye Soda Lite

Until very recently, Tomo Nakayama was one of those “why the heck haven’t they been on Ball of Wax yet?” artists for me. I’ve been a fan and acquaintance of his for pretty much the entire time this endeavor has … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 41 Songs: Blake DeGraw – Quartet IV

It’s really exciting to seeĀ Blake DeGraw’s bracing composition, “Quartet IV,” on Ball of Wax 41. While we tend to meanĀ rock, folk, punk, and Americana when we talk about Seattle’s underground music scene, there are obviously other styles of music being … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 41 Songs: Low Hums – The Watermelon Sunn

Accomplished local psych practitioners Low Hums were apparently keeping this beautiful instrumental in their back pockets, waiting for just the right occasion to unleash it upon the world. I’m very happy that kicking off Ball of Wax 41 is that … Continue reading

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Wesafari Returns for One Night

Long-time readers and listeners probably know that Wesafari was one of my favorite bands – and were some of my favorite people – in Seattle for the first decade-plus of this century. Somehow it’s been over four years since they … Continue reading

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This Murder Won’t Hurt You, Baby – Sam Russell on the Foghorns

[The Foghorns‘ new album The Sun’s Gotta Shine comes out today. Our friend Sam Russell has a few things to say about it. -ed] I tend to assume that wherever a person was born, wherever they are from, they have … Continue reading

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