David Wax Museum releasing LP prod. MMJ’s Carl Broemel, touring (stream a song)
Charlottesville indie folk duo David Wax Museum (David Wax and Suz Slezak) will release their seventh album and first in four years, Line of Light, on August 23 via Nine Mile Records (pre-order). It was produced by My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel, who also played on the album, along with his MMJ bandmate Tom Blankenship. It also features contributions from Russ Pollard (ex-Sebadoh, Folk Implosion), Danilo Henriquez, Ben Kogan, and Paul Curreri. We're premiering the new song "Uncover The Gold," which is a beautiful-sounding song about a very ugly topic. The duo explain:
White nationalists gathered in our hometown of Charlottesville in August of 2017. We, along with everyone else in our community, have been struggling to process the hate rally and the anti-Semitic chants we heard in our otherwise quiet, progressive college town. I've seen our community radicalize in positive ways and strengthen as a result of this terrible event and wanted to write a song that reflected on how an awful situation can reveal something beautiful. I wrote this song for our children as a reminder that light can come out of darkness and as a prayer for a world with less strife and ugliness.
Listen to the new song and check out the artwork and tracklist below.
DWM are also touring this fall, hitting Baltimore, New Haven, Cleveland, Chicago, and more, and then doing a run of shows the week between Christmas and New Year's that hits Philly, NYC, and DC.
The NYC show happens December 28 at Mercury Lounge. Ticket info for that show should be posted soon. All dates are listed below.
1) "Uncover the Gold"
2) "Equal in the Darkness"
3) "How Do You Know If You’re Dreaming?"
4) "Big Sur"
5) "Wake Up and Dream"
6) "Touch of Gold"
7) "Human Chain"
9) "Little Heart"
10) "Night Gods"
David Wax Museum -- 2019 Tour Dates
10/23: Baltimore, MD - Creative Arts Alliance
10/24: Lancaster, PA - Tellus 360
10/25: New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
10/27: Brattleboro, VT - The Stone Curch
10/30: Rochester, NY - Abilene
10/31: Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
11/1: Thomas, WV - Purple Fiddle
11/2: Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
11/3: Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
11/5: Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
11/6: Grand Rapids, MI - Listening Room
11/7: Fort Wayne, IN - ArtsLab
11/9: Milwaukee, WI - Colectivo
11/10: Chicago, IL - Schubas
11/13: St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
11/14: Davenport, IA - Raccoon Motel
11/15: Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
12/27: Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
12/28: New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
12/29: Washington, DC - Union Stage