Sep 9, 2008

the WAX MUSEUMS "Magnet" 7inch EP

There's two different songs called "Magnet" on this record. "Magnet Part II", a choppy brain basher that is equal parts Devo and Messthetics comps as it is gnarled retard punk fills side one. With it's stabbings of herky jerky stop start tempos, bug stuck in your ear guitar buzz and the garbled electronic & electrical buzz that finishes the track I was almost expecting a lock grove at the end that would've drove me to irritation or insanity before I would get around to picking up the tone arm and putting it to an end but, alas, no avail (at least this time). Side two's "Magnet Part I" is a variation of the same riff with different words, more brittle and straight forward "punk rock" than the massive compressed echo of the other side. A bit shorter too but the weird noise trick at the end still makes an appearance. "Disintegrated" ends the record sounding something like Wire if they grew up in Mall arcade and had an 8 year old kid doing messed up guitar fills over top.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

easily the most overrated band in texas.

hippie punk said...

Even more than the Black Angels?

dave a.k.a. anonymous said...

no disrespect to the wax museums - i think they have a distinctive sound and i enjoy sloppy, retarded punk as much as the next guy. however it's frustrating to see other bands bust their asses while the wax museums admittedly write all their songs in a matter of minutes and get all the attention.

carson said...

yeah, i hate everytime i open up a copy of spin or the nme and see their face. i really hate how their on FUSE all the time too.