RSTB Premiere: Wax Idols

Wax Idols – Schadenfreude 7"
Suicide Squeeze must be reading our wishlist for a 7" series with Wax Idols following closely on the heels of King Tuff this year. Heather Fedewa stole our hearts last year with her debut Wax Idols record, a long player full of snarled vocals, thick pop
hooks and a growl of guitar that seemed to drive everything. Returning here with a double shot of terse, post-punk leaning stompers, Fedewa (going here under the name Heather Fortune) again keeps us twisted in pop knots. The tracks are dark and dipped in a sense of city streets and dark bars. It’s a shift from her more straightforward growlers but somehow these two seem more dangerous. The A-side's revelry in the suffering of others seems to fit the tough knuckled bass lines and snapped neck drum beats on display here. On the flip things take on a bit more dancey, hedonistic, early morning hours feeling. Both songs are a new chapter in Fedewa's songwriting and a rather strong one at that. On par with everything she's done before. Check out the premiere of the A-side, "Schadenfeude" below.

[MP3] Wax Idols - Schadenfreude

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Anonymous HETHER FORTUNE said...

thanks so much for the write up! i want to make it clear though that these new songs were NOT a solo effort! my current band helped me write them from the ground up. xo

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