Schadenfreude

$ 1.98

These new songs are evidence of Wax Idols’ carefully calculated evolution of sound, although maybe a carefully calculated, utterly submersive descent into sound might be a more accurate way of describing it. With the aptly named A-side track “Schadenfreude,” Wax Idols invoke a perfectly executed frenzy of drums, distorted vocals, and compulsive guitar. It’s a song that sinks through the cracks with sinister hooks, a shifty eyed concoction of pitching and reeling reverb. The eponymous “The Last Drop” similarly swims with eerie layers of guitar over bass over drums, drenched in black eyeliner and sneering. This 7” is limited to 500 (100 green, 400 black) copies worldwide.