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Wax Idols going on tour w/ Terry Malts (dates, MP3 & video)

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Wax Idols – “Dead Like You” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Terry Malts – Distracted (MP3)

Wax Idols
Wax Idols

Two of San Francisco’s newer, noisier pop bands, Wax Idols and Terry Malts, will be hitting the road together next month for a cross-country tour that has two stops in NYC: November 1 at Cake Shop and November 2 and Shea Stadium. All tour dates are listed at the bottom of this post.

Wax Idols are the new group from Hether Fortune, who has spent time in Hunx & His Punx and Bare Wires. Fuzz pedals crash into jangly guitars, vocals are high sneer but also full of harmony, and there’s room for both girl group balladry and a tough cover of Wire’s “Sand in My Joints.” The band’s debut, No Future, is out next month on HoZac and is quite good. You can check out “Dead Like You” from it at the top of this post.

Terry Malts
Terry Malts

As for the Terry Malts, their debut 7″ on Slumberland from earlier this year is three quick blasts of sunny pop covered in a thick blanket of white noise. (Somewhere between ’80s West Coast punk and C-’86 lies their sound.) Slumberland’s press release talks of them being a “mysterious presence on the local scene for a while now. Popping up with great regularity on gigs around town, they come, they slay, then they disappear into the dark night.” But turns out Terry Malts are the new project from most of the guys in Magic Bullets, a band that has been put in cold storage — they played their final show August 24. They’ve got a new 7″ out in about a month, and you can download “Distracted” from the first one at the top of this post.

Tours of the whole country can be expensive, and if you’d like to help the Wax Idols/Terry Malts cross-country sojourn, there’s a Kickstarter for it. All tour dates, plus some videos, are below.


Terry Malts

Wax Idols

Wax Idols – All Too Human

Wax Idols / Terry Malts – 2011 Tour Dates
THU 10/20 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ TBA
FRI 10/21 – SAN DIEGO, CA @ TOWER BAR
SAT 10/22 – TUCSON, AZ @ PLUSH ^
SUN 10/23 – MARFA, TX @ PADRE’S MARFA
MON 10/24 – AUSTIN, TX @ 29TH ST. BALLROOM AT SPIDERHOUSE
TUE 10/25 – NEW ORLEANS, LA @ SIBERIA
WED 10/26 – MEMPHIS, TN @ HI-TONE $
THU 10/27 – ATLANTA, GA @ 529
FRI 10/28 – RALEIGH, NC @ THE LAYABOUT
SAT 10/29 – WASHINGTON, DC @ COMET PING PONG #
SUN 10/30 – BALTIMORE, MD @ GOLDEN WEST CAFE
MON 10/31 – PHILADELPHIA, PA @ LITTLE BAR %
TUE 11/1 – NEW YORK, NY @ CAKE SHOP
WED 11/2 – BROOKLYN, NY @ SHEA STADIUM
THU 11/3 – YOUNGSTOWN, OH @ CEDARS LOUNGE
FRI 11/4 – DETROIT, MI @ MAJESTIC CAFE
SUN 11/6 – CHICAGO, IL @ COLE’S *
MON 11/7 – MILWAUKEE, WI @ QUARTERS ROCKNROLL PALACE
TUE 11/8 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ 7TH STREET ENTRY
FRI 11/11 – SEATTLE, WA @ TBA
SAT 11/12 – PORTLAND, OR @ EAST END
^ with Acorn Bcorn
$ with Kruxe & Bake Sale
# with Foul Swoops
* with Radar Eyes
% with Pack A.D. & Bedroom Problems

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