September 6, 2018 | doors at 8:30pm
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Wax Idols
Wax Idols' fourth and forthcoming album 'Happy Ending' is an
exploration of the abstraction and finality of death from
philosophical, political, and personal perspectives. The painting on
the cover of a figure mourning is by Oakland artist Lena Gustafson,
whose work focuses on what she has described as “how memories are
stored in the body.” Fortune says the band picked her to create the
art because her work is “post-body, which has a lot to do with what
our album is about.”

The dual theme of political anxiety and personal experience is one
Fortune began exploring in seriousness on Wax Idols’ third album,
'American Tragic', which Pitchfork proclaimed “smartly unpacks a
pretty universal experience—the sadness, nostalgia, and occasional
euphoria involved in letting go of something you once cared about,
even when it desperately hurts.” 'American Tragic' was reissued in
2017 on the band’s label Etruscan Gold Records. The group also decided
to self-release 'Happy Ending' on Etruscan Gold.

Wax Idols’ lineup on this new record is founder and frontperson Hether
Fortune (vocals, guitar, bass, organ) with Peter Lightning (guitar,
bass, organ, piano), Rachel Travers (drums), and Marisa Prietto (bass,
backing vocals). Since the album’s completion, Bay Area musician Greer
McGettrick (formerly of The Mallard) has joined the band on bass.
Happy Ending was recorded in 2017 at Ruminator Audio in San Francisco,
CA and produced by Fortune, Lightning, and Monte Vallier.
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