A charismatic, lanky Missourian and a Southern belle playing a donkey jawbone are just the beginning. David Wax Museum's Mexo-American folk goes much deeper - the creative core of David Wax and Suz Slezak has already electrified NPR ("irresistible"), the New Yorker ("high-energy border crossing sensibility"), and Paste ("triumphant...magnetic"), among others, and on September 4, the band will release 'Knock Knock Get Up,' a cross-cultural love letter marked by their characteristic fusion of Mexican folksongs, American roots music and indie rock.
'Knock Knock Get Up,' the follow-up to their acclaimed 2010 release 'Everything Is Saved,' is fiercely original - an adventurous collection of ten songs and a clear evolution in the band's sound that adds halos of fuzz, autoharps, and mariachi trumpet loops to their south-o'-the-border dance rhythms. The result is a definitive example of 21st century global folk fusion, from the "virtuous harmonies" (TIME) and clanging percussion of "Harder Before It Gets Easier" to the distorted, lush "Dog In This Fight."
1. Will You Be Sleeping?
2. All Sense of Time
3. Harder Before It Gets Easier
4. A Dog In This Fight
6. Wondrous Love
7. The Rumors Are True
8. Leopard Girl
9. Big Heart of Yours
Get a look inside David Wax Museum's trip to Shanghai as musical ambassadors earlier this year (via NPR): http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2012/06/05/154362307/video-premiere-david-wax-museum-in-shanghai
Since their breakout appearance at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival, David Wax Museum was named Americana Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards and one of SXSW's top acts by TIME, in addition to touring nationwide with The Avett Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the Old 97s, among others. 2012 Tour Schedule: http://www.davidwaxmuseum.com/Site/Shows.htmlhttp://davidwaxmuseum.com/ http://shorefire.com/clients/dwaxmuseum/