Four-piece post-punk act Wax Idols from Oakland, Calif., will be bringing their reinvented aesthetic of full-fledged introspective gothic ballads to the Paper Tiger. Their latest album, Happy Ending
, is chockfull of dark-wave baselines, heavy drums and propulsive melodic melodrama.
Lead vocalist and songwriter Hether Fortune serves as a frantic, dreamlike lighthouse as you listen, guiding you through the album’s core pilgrimage – the confrontation with death from every angle. Her voice is triumphant and elongated. Robert Smith, the devastatingly gloomy goth forefather who made Disintegration
happen (arguably The Cure’s best album) would be proud. The band will open to SRSQ, a textured, hazy and ethereal breakaway project from Kennedy Ashlyn, the vocalist of the Bay Area’s Them Are Us Too.
$8-10, Thu July 19, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Marys St., papertigersatx.com.
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