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Wax Charmer

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Biography

Wax Charmer is a series of contradictions, a rock band whose members wield widely contrasting tastes and musical styles. Their diverse collection of influences ultimately makes its members more informed and nuanced musicians. Diehard fans of the LA gem Jubilo Drive will note some familiar faces, as the former bandmates J.H. Kleinman, Henry Kuckens, and Jacob Lauing have regrouped and evolved as the new outfit Wax Charmer. While Jubilo Drive had many sentiments, it was time for the name to match the freshly developed sound they were now creating together.

 

Suburban Replay is, to put it simply, a social commentary on modern America. The EP kicks off with “The City,” a song that explores the legendary Los Angeles from the perspective of those who’ve grown up as part of its history, with a guitar solo that makes it easy to get lost in a Hollywood daydream. The guys then take it a step further with “Social Currency,” diving into the problems with social facades and the benefit of being true to yourself and others. “Make sure your life is optimized – the perfect house, the perfect wife. But that’s a front and we all know that what we see is just a show.” After ‘the self’ has been secured, Wax Charmer survey the outside world. “Downstairs” juxtaposes nostalgia with distortion, while “Emblem” rounds out the project with perhaps the heaviest message, looking at the repetitive history of oppression as it continues today in society.

 

Vocalist J.H. Kleinman explains further, “All of the lyrical metaphors came from phrases that I would write down after waking up, typically inspired by current events. Ranging from climate inaction to mass distraction, it’s a blended perspective of the times no matter.”

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