Music Review: “Stare Back” by Wax Idols

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“Stare Back”

From Wax Idols’ Discipline

SLUMBERLAND

Liner notes: The spooky Oakland quartet unleashes a perfect storm of brooding guitar pop, smothering everything in delicious echo.

Behind the music: Wax Idols’ debut was basically a solo effort by Hether Fortune (a.k.a. Heather Fedewa), who assembled a band for this mesmerizing album. She’s also worked with Hunx and His Punx, Blasted Canyons, and Bare Wires.

Check it out if you like: Moody noisemakers from Love and Rockets to Lush to early Dum Dum Girls.

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