Wax Lead is a post-punk band. The name gives hints of sound: metallic elements that soften, melt, morph, burn, and solidify. Place and time bends us into unexpected things. Sometimes it's best to amplify the environment and channel coincidence. Wax Lead is the product of instruments salvaged from fires and alleyways, east-coast bluntness at a mid-west tempo, grand piano on a zip disk, gunshots in the night and the pile drivers of gentrification.
The debut EP, Husband, Lord, and Master, started as a joke, but the world has a way of normalizing absurdity. The project became a reaction. The songs became a purgative.