Category Archives: Recorded Music

Ball of Wax 46 Songs: Like, Listen To – What I Avoid

We haven’t talked much about Drew Danburry here since he totally conned us with those delightful For All the Girls tunes a couple years ago (no hard feelings!), but he’s been steadily making music since then, and recently saw fit … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: Robert Deeble – Coal Miner

It’s been quite some time since we’ve had a full-length release from our old friend Robert Deeble, but he has a very good reason – which also happens to be the inspiration for the album he’s working on now. Two … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: Boring Ghost – Hypnagogic

‘Hypnagogic” is an extremely easy listening song. It hovers over a state of nearly falling asleep, when at last, you fall into the trance. It has one of the most beautiful guitar refrains I’ve heard, ever. Original, catchy and inspiring. … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: The Echolarks – Little Boots

The Echolarks work the concept of space brilliantly into their song “Little Boots.” A space which allows the richness of the guitar tones and the singer’s timbre to shine. The song flows seamlessly through 6/8 time as if a painter … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: Darryl Blood – Flavor of the Day

Our old friend Darryl Blood has been getting quite avant garde with his Ball of Wax submissions of late. While I’ve sincerely enjoyed his experiments with heavily processed vocals, re-edited cellos, and spacey ambience, it’s also always a pleasure to … Continue reading

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Sam Russell and the Harborrats release Born to Hurt single

Seattle-via-Kenosha, Wisconsin anachronistic troubadour Sam Russell just released a new single and it’s fantastic. The anthemic “Born to Hurt” feels like a defining statement for Russell, an artist with a body of work spans a live EP with his ace … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: The Foghorns – Get On With It

Our old pals The Foghorns have allowed me to share a track from their next album for this volume of Ball of Wax. “Get On With It”* is a peppy little barn-burner of a tune injected with what seems to … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: Jean Jackets – Won’t Take You Back

Sexy catchy guitar lick reminiscent of the one in Bob Dylan’s “Obviously Five Believers.” Hot sweet make you wanna dance beat. Rusty wistful singing. A spot on organ solo. Killer execution. This band rocks! This song’s got it all too. … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: Terwilliger Curves – First to Flow

Terwilliger Curves, that band from down south, delivers on the latest edition of Ball of Wax. After one hell of an intro, of very esoteric sounds, the song arrives in maddening fashion. Sex Pistols style lyrical delivery, loud distorted music, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Virgin of the Birds – Secret Kids (Ball of Wax Midwives a Lit-rock Masterpiece)

Virgin of the Birds – Secret Kids (2016, Abandoned Love/Song, by Toad) I. Virgin of the Birds is celebrating the release of a uniquely outstanding record October 22, 2016 at Substation. Secret Kids, the band’s sophomore LP (out today), is … Continue reading

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