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Wax Idols ready new LP, going on tour including SXSW and NYC (dates, stream)

by Bill Pearis

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San Francisco’s Wax Idols will release their second album, Discipline + Desire, on March 26 via their new home Slumberland Records. That’s the cover art above. The new album, produced by Monte Vallier (of Half Church and Swell) and bandleader Hether Fortune, is a marked departure from 2011’s No Future, trading in garage-y punk for full-on gothy post-punk a la Siouxsie & the Banshees or The Chameleons. In fact, the latter’s Mark Burgess offered “an extra set of ears” during the recording process and played bass on album-closer “Stay In.” As much as I liked No Future, the new direction (previewed on last year’s “Schadenfreude” single) is a more natural fit for Fortune. You can stream “AD RE:IAN” from it below.

The band will hit the road in March for a West Coast / Southwest tour towards SXSW and then head out for Midwest / East Coast dates later in the spring with TV Ghost, including one in NYC at Shea Stadium on May 4. I would expect them to add at least one more show while they’re here (the WIERD party would be a good fit). All tour dates are listed below.

Wax Idols – 2013 Tour Dates
2.3 Oakland, CA at The Uptown #
3.2 San Francisco, CA at Brick & Mortar (Noise Pop) %
3.6 Oakland, CA at New Parish ^
3.7 at The Void | San Diego, CA | + TBA
3.8 Tempe, AZ at Sail Inn (Rampage Fest) ^
3.9 El Paso, TX at Lowbrow Palace ^
3.13 at SXSW Slumberland Showcase (evening)
3.21 at Richard Street Art Collective | SLC, Utah | + Burnt Ones & Blasted Canyons
3.22 Boise, ID Treefort Music Festival &
3.30 San Francisco, CA at Brick & Mortar (RECORD RELEASE) *
3.31 LA, CA at The Echo (Part Time Punks RECORD RELEASE)
4.20 at The Empty Bottle | Chicago, IL | + TV Ghost & Radar Eyes
4.21 Detroit, MI at PJ’s Lager House +
4.22 at Ace of Cups | Columbus, OH| + TV Ghost
4.24 at The Heavy Anchor | St. Louis, MO | + TV Ghost
XOXO
4.26 Atlanta, GA at The Earl (Mess-Around) +
5.4 Brooklyn, NYC at Shea Stadium+

# w/ Synthetic ID, Some Ember, Disappearing People
% w/ DIIV, SISU, Lenz
^ w/ White Lung
& w/ Blasted Canyons, Burnt Ones
* w/ The Mallard, Chasms
+ w/ TV Ghost

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