Sunday 1 July 2012
1822 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90026, United States
WAX IDOLS straddle the line between ripping tough/tender post-punk/goth-pop, and irresistibly anthemic indie rock hooks. So it comes as no surprise that the band has recently signed to Slumberland Records, with a full-length LP set to drop later this fall. (And produced by Mark Burgess of The Chameleons, no less!) Led by the enigmatically agitated Heather Fedewa (aka Hether Fortune, ex-Hunx & His Punx, Bare Wires, and also currently a member of CastleFace Records’ Blasted Canyons). Last time WAX IDOLS played PTP (which was also their very-first LA appearance, supporting SLR labelmates, Terry Malts), Hether had Mat from Henry's Dress in the band. This time around, I've been told to expect some other very special guests.
Listen to WAX IDOLS.
A post-punk phoenix rising from the shreds and ashes of indiepop, DEAD ANGLE describe themselves as "Anorak Crust Pop". (And this isn't just because of the inclusion of a Conflict cover in their set.) Their crunchy fuzzed out hooks reference Crass just as surely as The Vaselines. Their debut single, a split 7" with Terry Malts was just released last week on promising northerner label, Loglady, and is already nearly sold out (so you better hurry up!) Anarcho Anoraks, anyone??
Listen to DEAD ANGLE.
SHARK TOYS haven't played PTP since their appearance at the 2nd PTP Festival in 2009, so we here at PTP HQ are very happy to welcome them back! With their long-gestating LP finally due to drop this fall, the band have prepared a very special set of songs for the show...channeling equal parts Desperate Bicycles, Subway Sect, Tronics and the early Flying Nun catalogue. It was easy, it was cheap, you should go do it too! Form a band! What's YOUR excuse??
Listen to SHARK TOYS.
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