11 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Wax Idols central figure Hether Fedewa (aka Hether Fortune) has the perfect voice for Wax Idols’ spot-on revival of classic punk. Just girlish enough soften the blows, her delivery veers between blasé punk ennui and a clipped bark you don’t want to argue with. That confident voice stands up solidly to her sparking, saw-toothed guitars and the double blows of a pounding rhythm section. Assisted here by members of fellow Bay Area bands Sic Alps and The Splinters, the Idols’ first long-player is a fast-moving, swaggering ode to early punk, the riot grrrl sound, and the first wave of post-punk. It’s a glorious blend of textures, from the anthemic (“Bad Future”) to the fast and furious (Wire's “Sand in My Joints,” “Dilno”), along with pop-kissed tunes recalling Elastica’s finest moments (“Hitman,” “Dead Like You”). The crazily catchy “Gold Sneakers” throws a little Runaways bubblegum-punk flavor into the party mix for good measure, only to be countered by the corrosive slog of “Human Condition.” No Future is a just-about-perfect modern punk rock record, and there aren’t many of those around.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Wax Idols central figure Hether Fedewa (aka Hether Fortune) has the perfect voice for Wax Idols’ spot-on revival of classic punk. Just girlish enough soften the blows, her delivery veers between blasé punk ennui and a clipped bark you don’t want to argue with. That confident voice stands up solidly to her sparking, saw-toothed guitars and the double blows of a pounding rhythm section. Assisted here by members of fellow Bay Area bands Sic Alps and The Splinters, the Idols’ first long-player is a fast-moving, swaggering ode to early punk, the riot grrrl sound, and the first wave of post-punk. It’s a glorious blend of textures, from the anthemic (“Bad Future”) to the fast and furious (Wire's “Sand in My Joints,” “Dilno”), along with pop-kissed tunes recalling Elastica’s finest moments (“Hitman,” “Dead Like You”). The crazily catchy “Gold Sneakers” throws a little Runaways bubblegum-punk flavor into the party mix for good measure, only to be countered by the corrosive slog of “Human Condition.” No Future is a just-about-perfect modern punk rock record, and there aren’t many of those around.

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