Wax on Radio

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Wax on Radio
Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genres Alternative rock
Years active2005–2008
Labels Downtown Records
Members Mikey Russell
Bob Buckstaff
Dustin Chabert
Sammy Del Real
Luke Dent

Wax on Radio was an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Wax on Radio was created in 2005 when singer Mikey Russell, bassist Harrison Taylor, guitarist Bob Buckstaff and drummer Sammy Del Real met in the tiny suburban Chicago music scene, in and around the towns of Schaumburg and Lake Forest. The foursome, who had never before met, came together through the recommendations of mutual friends, when Russell put out the word that he was looking to start a new band.

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Career

Wax on Radio was signed to Downtown Records in 2006. Later that year, they released their debut album, Exposition . In early 2007, they toured nationwide in the US opening for Forgive Durden and Brazil, [1] following these dates with a two months of touring nationwide opening for The Ataris. [2] The group received positive reviews from SPIN for their track "Today I Became A Realist" [3] and from Rolling Stone for their live performances. [4]

Downtown Records American music label

Downtown Records is an American independent record label based in New York City with offices in Los Angeles. Owned and operated by Josh Deutsch and Terence Lam, the roster includes Nick Murphy, Brett Dennen, Electric Guest, Tei Shi, Goldroom, and Tommy Genesis.

Exposition is the debut album by the band Wax on Radio.

Forgive Durden is an indie rock band from Seattle, Washington, who got their name from the novel Fight Club. They are signed to Fueled by Ramen. Fueled by Ramen released Forgive Durden's first full-length album, Wonderland, on May 9, 2006.

Wax On Radio was signed by Downtown Records in 2007, but was less than satisfied with the terms of their contract. That led to a break-up of the band until the contract expired. The band's Internet postings say that they have over forty new songs ready to be record, and ten will be released on their next album, which has yet to be named. The band has also added Luke Dent from The Dear Hunter (TDH) as a keyboardist. All four members of Wax on Radio are either vegetarian or vegan. [5]

The Dear Hunter is an American progressive rock band originating in Providence, Rhode Island. It began as a side project of Casey Crescenzo when he was a member of The Receiving End of Sirens, before becoming his main band in 2006. The band's sound features a wide variety of instruments and styles.

Wax on Radio disbanded in October 2008, due to musical differences. Many members of the band have moved on to other projects. Mikey Russell started the band Suns, who played their first show at the Metro in Chicago in January 2010. [6] Luke Dent moved on to create the band Meadowlarks. [7]

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References

  1. Brazil Kick Into High Gear In '07. IGN. Accessed July 6, 2007.
  2. Wax on Radio Meet The Ataris. IGN. Accessed July 6, 2007.
  3. Hey, This is Awesome!. SPIN, September 20, 2006. Accessed July 6, 2007
  4. Day Two of CMJ Madness: Wax on Radio. Rolling Stone , November 2, 2006. Accessed July 6, 2007.
  5. Wax On Radio Hate On KFC @ peta2.com
  6. Suns @ myspace.com
  7. Meadowlarks @ myspace.com