Thursday, March 08, 2018

Wax Idols Announce New Album 'Happy Ending', Air New Single "Scream"

California new wave/goth/post punk outfit Wax Idols have announced the release of their new album titled 'Happy Ending'.

The follow-up to 2015's American Tragic, was recorded in 2017 at Ruminator Audio in San Francisco, CA and produced by band members Hether Fortune and Peter Lightning, plus Monte Vallier. It will be out on May 16 via Etruscan Gold Records.

According to the press release, 'Happy Ending' is an exploration of the abstraction and finality of death from philosophical, political, and personal perspectives.

The band have also aired their new single "Scream", speaking about it, Fortune told NPR: "Finding inspiration in one of my favorite poems, 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night' by Dylan Thomas, I used this song as a vehicle to meditate on the concept of free will and how one could choose to exercise it even at the brink of death. The protagonist is someone who is young, madly in love and desperately wants to live — though they know that they will not. They have chosen to use their final seconds, the only breath in their lungs, to scream out the name of the one that they love."

Pre-order the album here, check out the tracklist and listen to "Scream", below.

Happy Ending Tracklisting:

01. Heaven Know
02. Too Late
03. Belong
04. Mausoleum
05. Crashing
06. 123
07. Scream
08. Ashes
09. Devour
10. Had It Good
11. Missed Call