Wax Idols share "Deborah" from forthcoming American Tragic

Wax Idols has shared “Deborah,” the mesmerizing second single from their upcoming Collect Records debut American Tragic, out Oct. 16.  Noisey premiered the song and spoke with Wax Idols mastermind Hether Fortune about being misunderstood, struggling with anxiety, and the production techniques that define American Tragic.

“Deborah” expands on the themes presented in first single “Lonely You,” pairing the painful reality of heartbreak with remarkable pop songwriting, but this time with a deceptively minimal arrangement and undeniable bite. American Tragic is also now available for preorder on CD/LP from Collect Records.
This past weekend Wax Idols thrilled hometown LA crowds at the Berserktown II festival with Thee Oh Sees and Total Control, as well as at Echo Park Rising. A U.S. tour is in the works, so watch this space for more news on shows across the country.
American Tragic is not only a deeply personal record, but a chiefly independent one: As a songwriter and true multi-instrumentalist, Fortune wrote and recorded everything but the drums on American Tragic — a feat only bolstered by the album’s compelling performances and meticulous execution, but a little known fact nonetheless. Co-produced by Fortune and Monte Vallier (Weekend, Mark Eitzel, The Soft Moon, Vaniish), the only other player on this record is drummer Rachel Travers.
Catch Wax Idols live:
August 28 – Oakland, CA.- Life Changing Ministries. (w/ VANIISH)