Waxing Pathetic hails from San Diego and consists of founding members and the song writing team of Dan Cote' on guitar and vocals and his brother Jeff Cote' on bass and vocals. Bernardo on vocals and Jeff Forrest on drums, vocals and keyboards round out the lineup.
Their driving hook laden riffs and Brit pop vocal harmonies invoke pure pop pleasure" Beach and Bay press.
Pop Your Figs! is a big bold effort...Waxing Pathetic has brought us songs that are destined to be classic rock tunes...Waxing Pathetic has put out high energy release, with pleasant vocals, and tight instrumentation with a fresh sound...If this album doesn't get you out of your seat and on your feet, you had better check your pulse. I certainly look forward to the next release from this talented band, and so will any fan, which you will be after just one listen.
AMG Rating ****(four starts)-(Best-of-Artist). All Music Guide.
"Waxing Pathetic's hook and melody laden sound is a melange of eclectic influences that not only span generations but genres." Imperial Valley Press.
"Waxing Pathetic, waves the power pop flag with ardent enthusiasm." The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Waxing Pathetic's influences range from the Beatles to the Clash, Pink Floyd to the Buzzcocks, Link Wray to the Pixies and Undertones, Hank Williams to X, the Velvet Underground to the Minutemen and Husker Du as well as bands like XTC, the Beach Boys, Gang of Four, and the Psychedelic Furs. Waxing Pathetic emphasizes "great song writing, impressive musicianship, irresistible melodies, and hooks galore" as one writer put it.