Wax Idols announces dates ahead of new album American Tragic, releases second single

Wax Idols announces dates ahead of new album American Tragic, releases second single

Bay Area post-punk project Wax Idols want to share a song with you. “Deborah” is their second single off the forthcoming American Tragic, but it’s also my mom’s name! We have so much in common, this song and I. Wonderfully-named band mastermind/multi-instrumentalist Hether Fortune wrote and recorded everything on the album (and when I say “everything,” I mean “errrrrrrrrrything”), apart from drums. Rachel Travers handles drums on this one.

Co-produced by Fortune and Monte Vallier (Weekend, Mark Eitzel, The Soft Moon, Vaniish), American Tragic drops October 16 via Collect Records. You can get it as a CD or LP. Fun fact: last year, Fortune performed as a touring member of White Lung. Less fun fact: the new album was inspired largely by her recent divorce and the spectrum of grief associated with that change. Which isn’t to say that it’s a downer — oh no! If you’re not the kind of post-punk who likes to stand in a corner and subtly nod your head to tunes, you might even find yourself tapping a toe or hitting the dance floor (subtly).

Check out “Deborah” below, and look for Wax Idols in a town near you, who’ll be touring with Them Are Us Too in support of the new album. Dates are listed below.


01. A Violent Transgression
02. Lonely You
03. I’m Not Going
04. Deborah
05. Goodbye Baby
06. Glisten
07. Severely Yours
08. At Any Moment
09. Seraph

Tour dates (all dates with Them Are Us Too, unless otherwise indicated):

08.28.15 - Oakland, CA – Life Changing Ministries (w/ VANISH) *
10.18.15 - San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill (w/ Screature & DJs Justin Anastasi and Omar)
10.20.15 - Portland, OR – TBA
10.21.15 - Seattle, WA – The Highline (w/ Charms & Dead Spells)
10.24.15 - Lincoln, NE – Knickerbocker’s
10.27.15 - Chicacgo, IL – The Empty Bottle
10.28.15 - Detroit, MI – Marble Bar (w/ Blood Stone)
10.31.15 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus (w/ Azar Swan & DJ Becka Diamond)
11.02.15 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11.04.15 - Austin, TX – Mohawk
11.05.15 - San Antonio, TX – Paper Tigers
11.07.15 - Phoenix, AZ – TBA (w/ Body of Light & Ascetic House DJs)
11.08.15 - Los Angeles, CA – Complex (w/ Pleasures & DJ Shannon Cornett)

* without Them Are Us Too

[Photo: Dustin Senovic]

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