Wax Idols

American post-punk band

Wax Idols Origin

Oakland, California, United States


Post punkPunk rockindie rock

Years active

2011 (2011)–2018


HoZac RecordsSlumberland RecordsSuicide Squeeze

Past members

Hether Fortune
Jennifer Mundy
Amy Rosenoff
Rachel Travers
Peter Lightning
Marisa Prietto
Greer McGettrick

Wax Idols was an American post-punk band from Oakland, California.


Wax Idols was formed in 2011 in Oakland by lead singer and principal songwriter Hether Fortune. She has played in several Bay Area bands and was bassist for the band White Lung.

The band released their first album \'No Future\' in 2011. Fortune wrote and sang most of the songs on the album and also played guitar, drums, and piano.

In 2013, the band released their album \'Discipline & Desire\' Mark Burgess of The Chameleons co-produced and played bass on the last track \"Stay In.\" Spin magazine called it \"a master class in seething, moody songwriting.\"

The band released their third album \'American Tragic\' in 2015. Fortune wrote and recorded the entire album aside from Rachel Travers on drums.

The band released their fourth and final album, \'Happy Ending\' in 2018.

On August 27, 2018, the band announced an indefinite hiatus. Hether Fortune announced in a Facebook post that the remainder of the 2018 tour had been canceled \"due to personal reasons.\"


Studio albums

No Future (2011, Hozac Records)
Discipline And Desire (2013, Slumberland Records)
American Tragic (2015, Etruscan Gold Records)
Happy Ending (2018, Etruscan Gold Records)

Other Releases

All Too Human / William Says 7\" (2011, HoZac Records)
Schadenfreude 7\" (2012, Suicide Squeeze)


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