Category Archives: Recorded Music

Ball of Wax 40 Songs: Hixton Yor – Clinton/Knievel

[Ball of Wax 40, as we’ve mentioned, is a little different. Given the unique nature of each of the bands and songs on this collection, we decided to eschew our usual track-review format for the blog in favor of letting … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 40 Songs: Syncopateen – Massive Stardust

[Ball of Wax 40, as we’ve mentioned, is a little different. Given the unique nature of each of the bands and songs on this collection, we decided to eschew our usual track-review format for the blog in favor of letting … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 40 Songs: I Am the Deciders – Brangelina Lives Matter

[Ball of Wax 40, as we’ve mentioned, is a little different. Given the unique nature of each of the bands and songs on this collection, we decided to eschew our usual track-review format for the blog in favor of letting … Continue reading

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The Edinburgh Waxers: Storm the Palace

I’m still reeling from the experience of watching 40 random musicians from Seattle come together in draw-from-a-hat collections to become bands and produce music. Levi Fuller demonstrated, in 24 hours, that the only thing keeping Seattle from being a massive … Continue reading

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Album Review: Carlos Forster – Disasters

Carlos Forster – Disasters (2015, Acuarela Discos) Heartbreaking songwriter Carlos Forster is back with his second solo outing, Disasters, on super rad Spanish label Acuarela Discos. Like his first solo release (Forster once led the fabulous Bay Area band For Stars) … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 39 Songs: small plans – My Life Won’t Live Me

small plans are new to the Ball of Wax fold, but half of their members are old pals. The double-Josh rhythm section has also performed as a fearsome duo under the moniker Wyoming Young and Strong, whom you might have … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 39 Songs: Ainara LeGardon – Every Minute

My god, has it really been four years since we last heard from Ainara LeGardon? How the years fly. It was almost exactly that long ago that she released We Once Wished, the blistering LP I wrote a bit about … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 39 Songs: Goodies – Others

I really should have an “Alex Drum” tag on this blog by now. [OK, now I do, but I don’t know when I’ll get to retroactively tagging the other relevant posts.] It would at least be a start in trying … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 39 Songs: Lasers Lasers Birmingham – Warning

Writing short song reviews that appear on Ball of Wax volumes for Ye Olde Blog of Wax is different from other music writing I’ve done in the past, most notably because I don’t get a press email or a one sheet to … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 39 Songs: Webelos – Living in Another City

Seattle veterans Webelos bring a nice slice of hazy indie pop to Ball of Wax 39 with “Living in Another City.” Layering strings and electric piano over straightforward pop instrumentation, Webelos employ boy/girl vocals for an overall feel of longing … Continue reading

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