Wax Monsters in Portals Press

Matthew Gallagher

Wax Monsters

Wax Monsters’ self-titled album was reviewed by Ian Stanley in Portals.

I love when music gets filtered through my brain in very cinematic terms. I suppose I should clarify that statement a bit. I am not talking about envisioning grandiose gestures or pretentious art house drivel… no, it’s more like cult trash favorites. B-movies, exploitation, low-budget shlock, generally just stuff that other people consider garbage. That’s where I wallow. So when I first listened to Oberlin, Ohio synth duo Wax Monsters‘ recent self-titled album my mind went right to my brains back catalog of outsider cinema.

You see the album play out in very movie-like terms, and the best part is that it is content to hop around from place to place, leaving it the responsibility of the listener to play catch-up. At times it sounds like the score for some lost 1980′s horror gem before switching to something much more science-fiction-based, all while operating safely within the world known as pop music. In fact, the first thing I asked member Matthew Gallagher about the album was if any particular genre movie scores played a part in inspiring the album’s sound. From there he told me about looking to artists like Philip Glass (who, don’t forget, scored Candyman and its sequel!), Oneohtrix Point Never, Joy Division, as well as a myriad of 1980′s pop stars for inspiration.

Check out the full article, along with an interview with Matt on Portals’ site.


Wax Monsters: Producer

This is the self-titled debut album by WAX MONSTERS

Out now on Buddha Tapes and Belgian Man Records:

http://buddhatapes.bandcamp.com/album/wax-monsters http://belgianman.com/

Equipment used: //Korg MS-10//Roland JX-3P//Roland JX-8P//Roland Jupiter 8//Yamaha DX7//microkorg//Casio CZ-101//Music From Outer Space WSG//

Music video for “We’ve Done This Before”



Wax Monsters is:

Matthew Gallagher Luke Lovett

Featuring Eastman Presser on “PSA” as the voice of Steamship Corporation

“Crossing Over” & “Innovation” mixed by Joseph Migeed & Samuel Fisher

Mastered by Joseph Migeed Album art by Sarp Yavuz Lyrics by Luke Lovett

Special thanks:

Our families, Our crew, Kyla, Liz, Joey, Eastman, Jason, Monks, Peter, John, Tom, Lyn, Sarp, Fish, Sammy, Cameron, Steve, Jay, Jheri, Jeremy, Jenny, Neighbors, Dave, Christian, Darrin, Devin, Myles, Tom, Dan, Peter, Malcolm, Ike & not Zeke :3

We love you. <3

Fantasy Battles EP

Wax Monsters: Producer


All songs written, produced and performed by Matthew Gallagher and Luke Lovett

Live visuals by Andalusian

Cover art by Matthew Gallagher, design by Andalusian