Portland’s Wax Fingers debut album

October 11, 2010 at 2:06 pm 1 comment

Portland, OR based Wax Fingers, who do a mathy-prog take on indie rock, are debuting their first LP this month. The band released an EP two years ago entitled Ones and Threes which piqued my interest, and I’ve followed their progress ever since. They’ve been playing often in Portland, where they have gained press acclaim, and have done multiple tours on the West Coast.


Wax Fingers album cover


The new album, which is self-titled and self-released, takes a slight left turn from the EP. The change feels consistent, though; there is more of an emphasis on vocals and harmonies, and less on the noodley guitar work. The intricate mathy-Don Cabellero guitar lines are still there: see  “20/20” and “DJ3G” for prime examples. Vocalist Pete Bosack wavers between a Tim Harrington-esque howl (“Knees and Toes” and a Doug Martsch-esque whine (“Sticky Bees”).


Wax Fingers


The album is available for purchase through their website. And let’s hope that they come to the East Coast soon!

Entry filed under: Album Review, Bands We Like, JudyJams. Tags: , , , .

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. lindsarella  |  October 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    you had me after “Tim Harrington-esque” !!


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