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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
"In My Mouth" by Wax Chattels
We liked New Zealand's Wax Chattels even before we heard their latest release from their upcoming debut album. But when we heard the song, and learned that it was an homage to Auckland's best dive bar, we liked them even more. Dive bars are among our favorite locales, only improved when a food truck is parked outside (we may like dive bars, but eating the food is a bridge too far). The song is a surging, slinky post punk romp that I expect will be a real favorite in live shows. And yes, you can almost slip on the spilled beer on the floor.
Wax Chattels are Peter Ruddell, Amanda Cheng, and Tom Leggett, who produce their brand of rock using keys, drums, and bass. The band's self-titled album will be released on May 18 via Flying Nun Records and Captured Tracks.