Wax Idols// King Woman// Blood Stone 6/2 At El Club

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Wax Idols
Wax Idols' third album, American Tragic, is not only a deeply personal record, but a chiefly independent one: As a songwriter and true multi-instrumentalist, Hether Fortune wrote and recorded everything but the drums on American Tragic — a feat only bolstered by the album's compelling performances and meticulous execution, but a little known fact nonetheless. Co-produced by Fortune and Monte Vallier (Weekend, Mark Eitzel, The Soft Moon, Vaniish), the only other player on this record is drummer Rachel Travers. But it's also a meditation on an idea that Fortune has been playing with over the entire arc of Wax Idols' discography, and that is the notion that personhood is neither fixed nor consistent: We can be independent and attached, in need of discipline and desire, or even fully autonomous with a little bit of help. As Fortune points out here, even America, for all its symbolism and mythic value, also rests in tragedy.

The touring band includes, alongside Fortune & drummer Rachel Travers, guitarist Peter Wallner (Whisper), bassist Marisa Prietto & sometimes keyboardist/guitarist Keven Tecon (Vaniish).

King Woman
Bay Area's King Woman is comprised of Kristina Esfandiari, Colin Gallagher, Joey Raygoza, and Peter Arensdorf.

Kristina Esfandiari originally formed King Woman back in 2009 as a solo project which later turned into a full band. Their debut EP "Doubt" touches on some heavy topics and allows Esfandiari's lyrical ingenuity to really shine; with nods to issues like religious abuse, the four resulting tracks are cathartic, brooding, and hypnotic. The record was recorded with Patrick Hills (Tera Melos, 7 Seconds, So Stressed) at Earth Tone in Sacramento, CA in 2015. The band wears their musical influence on their sleeve: "We love bands like Black Sabbath, OM, Neurosis and Jesu", said Kristina, and with her lush and dramatic vocals not unlike Mazzy Star, King Woman has created a sound all their own.

Since the release of "Doubt" King Woman have played shows with bands such as: Ceremony, Planning For Burial, A Place to Bury Strangers, Weekend, and True Widow, leaving audiences speechless and ravenous for more.

Their first full length album "Created in the Image of Suffering", recorded at Jack Shirley's Atomic Garden, is set to come out in 2016 as one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

Blood Stone
Detroit doom pop
http://bloodstone666.bandcamp.com
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