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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Michael Wohl – “Lonesome No More”

Michael Wohl closes out Ball of Wax 33 with a meditative solo acoustic instrumental, “Lonesome No More.” “Lonesome No More” transitions from slowly strummed, partially arpeggiated chords to a more intricate, reverb-drenched figure to folk and country picking and back … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: 33 Slade – “Unfun”

If I had a hard time being objective about Boey, this is just going to be impossible. I’m really happy that we’re able to not only include new songs from the former members of my old band 33 Slade on … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Boey Russell – “Fortune Teller”

I’ve known Boey Russell for over half of my life – he was the drummer in the previously mentioned band 33 Slade – and I always knew he was a gifted musician and singer, but it was only very recently … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Whales/The Magic of Multiples – “Break Into My House”

Alexander Drum of Whales/The Magic of Multiples made himself a Ball of Wax regular pretty quickly, and for that I am grateful; it’s always a pleasure hearing whatever he’s been working on. He seems to be quite prolific, and while … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Peter Colclasure – “Three Minutes Thirty Seconds Is the Only Salvation You Can Expect, Alexander”

Peter Colclasure – current resident of California and erstwhile key-tickler for Ball of Wax friends Smile Brigade and The Foghorns – certainly wins the (nonexistent) prize for the 33-iest song of this intermittently-themed volume. When he first sent the rather … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Sun Tunnels – “Commit-Spike”

Sun Tunnels, the musical alter ego of Louis O’Callaghan, trades in the highest grade of indie rock classicism and singer-songwriter goodness. His songs do more than evoke everything you love about Built to Spill, Neutral Milk Hotel, or Elliot Smith … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Virgin of the Birds – “Victor Bockris”

I have to confess that listening to Virgin of the Birds songs occasionally leaves me feeling like I’m in a conversation with someone much smarter than I at a party. He keeps making these clever and obscure cultural references (not … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Olie Eshleman – “Gamma Progression Street”

Ball of Wax veteran and Corespondents founding member Olie Eshleman contributes a guitar-driven instrumental track to volume 33 with “Gamma Progression Street” The song is carried by a series of guitars (maybe 3?) vamping atop processed, stomping drums. Filling in the … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: Lowmen Markos – “White City”

This recording – a sort of centerpiece to Ball of Wax 33 – is a wonderful example of what happens when you get a group of gifted musicians playing live together in a room with one of Seattle’s best engineers. … Continue reading

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Ball of Wax 33 Songs: The Luna Moth – “33333”

The Luna Moth‘s “33333” pretty much hits the musical spot for me right now. Clocking in at a title-appropriate 3:33, the track has a looping, hypnotic pull while still feeling very much performed and improvised. Driven by a pretty bass … Continue reading

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