Category Archives: Recorded Music

Ball of Wax 46 Songs: Modern Relics – Stay with Me

Modern Relics‘ “Stay with Me” is a catchy, well constructed, and polished tune. The song transitions seamlessly between the main groove of “Please stay with me for awhile” to the driving chorus “listen darlin’, I have fallen.” The song is … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: The Winterlings – Science

Veteran Seattle duo the Winterlings‘ “Science” is an enjoyable, confounding mix of styles. The song combines¬†elements of classic pop with lo fi folk, like the Shangri-Las if they were an Elephant 6 band. The simple repeated drum part is paired … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: Pampa – The Battery Is the Lullaby

Once again, I’m excited to share new music from an old friend and long-time contributor to Ball of Wax. Brian Baillie has appeared under various monikers over the years, but he’s been fronting Pampa for a while now, and they’ve … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: The Laughing Group – Black Dress

Longtime Ball of Wax contributor Seth Howard has at long last taken the plunge and given his band a proper name. The Laughing Group comprises Seth on guitar, voice, and some other stuff; Sam Jansons on drums; and Jeffrey Henry … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: Jon Garcia – the river will fall

It’s been several years since we’ve heard from Jon Garcia – I think he’s been taking a break from music to focus on his work as a filmmaker – so it was quite a pleasant surprise to receive some new … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: James Kelly Pitts – Night Shift

James Kelly Pitts cuts to the core of 21st century living with the beautiful simplicity of “Night Shift.” It’s an anthem for all of us who at one time or another feel beat down upon by working for our wages … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 46 Songs: Karaoke Hottiez – Grandma, Grandpa

All around local treasure¬†Matty P returns to Ball of Wax under the inexcusable moniker of Karaoke Hottiez with the lovely, nostalgia-rich “Grandma, Grandpa.” Is this a vaudeville ditty from ages long past? Is the Coney Island suitcase organ a stroke … Continue reading

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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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