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Hear Wax Idols’ Charred Darkwave Beauty ‘AD RE:IAN’

From the Oakland post-punk outfit's forthcoming sophomore LP, 'Discipline & Desire,' due March 26 on Slumberland

picture-18149-1379434580By: David Bevan // January 16, 2013

Last year, Oakland post-punk crew Wax Idols unsheathed No Future, a debut full-length on Chicago’s HoZac label that was effervescent enough to obscure the mess of dark energy roiling below the surface. But on Discipline & Desire, the outfit’s sophomore full-length due March 26 via Slumberland, primary songwriter, frontwoman, and working dominatrix Hether Fortune plunges headlong into those depths, as she does on “AD RE:IAN,” a master class in seething, moody songwriting that’s rife with both immense tension and — in its beautiful coda — great release.

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Discipline & Desire tracklist:
1. Stare Back
2. Sound Of A Void
3. When It Happens
4. Formulae
5. Scent Of Love
6. Dethrone
7. AD RE:IAN
8. Cartoonist
9. Elegua
10. Stay In