[Sounds like: Mandolin Orange, Mumford & Sons, Frightened Rabbit]
Every time I listen to or see the David Wax Museum live I get an image of riding a train's caboose and jumping off the back into a wheat field. It has something to do with the band's infectious high energy level and their playful interactions with the audience. It's no surprise that when the David Wax Museum plays, they have every willing ear stomping their feet and clapping their hands. Being able to rally a large group of strangers is a valuable skill in the music world, especially when trying to build your fanbase. Just ask bands like Mumford & Sons - it helped place them on top of the world overnight. And this evening, David Wax and Suz Slezak, the faces of David Wax Museum, will be playing in front of 12,000 festival heads on the main stage at the Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada. Performing numerous songs from their new album, Knock Knock Get Up (set to release on September 4th), Wax and Slezak hope to make their mark.
Their music draws from numerous influences but they label their sound as Mexo-Americana - a mix of Mexican folk and American root music. It's unconventional, but it's also entertaining: we have a wirey, dark eyed Missourian strumming a ukele to our left and a "Southern Belle rattling the jawbone of a donkey" on our right. Sounds good to me. Listen to a track from Knock Knock Get Up below, then head over to NoiseTrade to grab a free sampler.
Born with a Broken Heart // David Wax Museum
Download the album sampler HERE