Category Archives: Free Album of the Day

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The Smiths and The Cure to Provide Health Care Coverage: Lino Fernandez Fundraiser November 1 at Sunset Tavern

While one really doesn’t need a reason to celebrate Robert Smith and Morrissey, the sheer insanity of existence in Seattle Washington in 2012 has allowed a perfect cause. Lino Fernandez, a friend to quite a few in this town as … Continue reading

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Now Playing: This Blinding Light – Altar EP

If Ball of Wax 29 left you hankering for some guitars, then I have the remedy for you. Local psychespiritual riff peddlers This Blinding Light have just released Altar EP – and is it possible this is their first studio … Continue reading

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Album Review: Loud Springs – Trinity Blast Suite

Loud Springs – Trinity Blast Suite (2012, self-released) Loud Springs is the new project from Dean Wells, who spent much of the last decade writing, recording and eventually performing as the Capstan Shafts. Wells is a lo fi savant, channeling … Continue reading

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Old Friends with New Names

Ball of Wax‘s connections to Mark Johnson and Michael Sanchez – of Amateur Radio Operator and The Way It Is, respectively – run deep, going back to our first couple volumes (ARO made their debut on Volume 1, The Way … Continue reading

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Brite Lines Enter the Workshop

As Columbia City turns into the Lower East Side of Seattle, (with I guess Tacoma serving as our Brooklyn), the scene at Columbia City Theater gets more and more compelling. That’s where I found Brite Lines singer Zach Gore– enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Everything Points Up!

One of the wonderful new surprises I got in the submission pile for the new Ball of Wax Dance Party CD (which you will be able to hear very, very soon, I promise) was a new project from the impossibly … Continue reading

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More Free Music from Eyes

Man, Eyes are like the Tupac of 21st century psych bands or something. A year after I last wrote about them, letting you know about two free posthumous releases from these San Francisco noisemongers, they send word that they have … Continue reading

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Album Review: Swimwear – The Kissing Machine EP

Swimwear – The Kissing Machine EP (2012, self-released) Breezy and bright, Sydney’s Swimwear is a colorful collage of synths, dance beats and guitars. The Kissing Machine is a feel good debut E.P. to keep the record player bathed in sunlight … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Give Me Something Beautiful

A recent trip to Montreal brought me into contact with a fantastic band with a grand name – Give Me Something Beautiful. Currently in the studio recording their first full length, Give Me Something Beautiful have a selection of EPs … Continue reading

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[glocal scene] Albuquerque, NM

As a ‘treat’ for Blog of Wax turning 1 year old, I have decided to write a post that will take a year to read. Below is a tale from the Glocal Scene team’s journey to Albuquerque, NM. I hope … Continue reading

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