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David Wax Museum’s ‘Guesthouse’ Out October 16th On Thirty Tigers

August 3, 2015

New Y0rk, NY – (August 3, 2015) – Entering a self-described Technicolor world, David Wax Museum’s new album ‘Guesthouse’ (Oct 16, Thirty Tigers) melds the band’s strong acoustic sound with synthesizers, layers of percussion, and adventurous sonic processing to create the band’s boldest studio album to date.


Recorded under the direction of producer Josh Kaufman (Josh Ritter, Craig Finn) and with the core of the band’s touring line-up from the past few years, ‘Guesthouse’ captures the rock energy of the band’s live show, which has topped best of lists at Newport Folk and SXSW, and continues to push the band into uncharted musical exploration beyond the “folk” tag that launched their career.

The album opens with “Every Time Katie,” a whispered come-on that roils and pulses with gorgeous call and response vocals before delving into chamber strings, psychedelic vocal filters and explosive drums on the next song “Dark Night Of the Heart”. Other standout songs include “Young Man” an earnest musing on growing older and the title track, which draws musically on several traditional Mexican songs for a tongue-in-cheek reflection on the life of a traveling musician hunting for a free place to crash.

‘Guesthouse’ showcases frontman David Wax’s most direct and personal songwriting to date, which isn’t surprising given that since recording the last album over three years ago, he’s married his band’s co-creator Suz Slezak and the two have started their own family with the arrival of daughter Calliope (named after the Greek muse of epic poetry). Thematically, the album celebrates the changing circumstances of life and paints a brilliant picture of how the stakes have been raised – a sentiment that has had a huge impact on how the band makes decisions.

Praised for a “lively, unique style” (NPR) that “defies easy definition” (NY Times), David Wax Museum has supported The Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Buena Vista Social Club and is headlining their own tour this fall.

David Wax Museum Tour Dates:

8/21/15- Keystone, CO- Mountain Town Music Festival

08/22/15 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanical Gardens*

08/24/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden*

09/05/15 – Portsmouth, NH – Prescott Park Arts Festival

09/11/15 – Harrisonburg, VA – Clementine Cafe

10/16/15 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

10/17/15 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre

10/18/15 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall

10/20/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe

10/21/15 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center

10/22/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s

10/23/15 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

10/24/15 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

10/27/15 – New Haven, CT – Cafe Nine

10/29/15 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival

10/30/15 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway Nightclub

11/03/15 – Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall

11/04/15 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club

11/05/15 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon

11/06/15 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern

11/07/15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

11/08/15 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe

11/10/15 – Nashville, TN – High Watt

11/12/15 – Knoxville, TN – The Square Room

11/13/15 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall

11/14/15 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse

11/15/15 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl

11/17/15 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House

11/18/15 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle – Backroom

11/19/15 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center

11/20/15 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern

11/21/15 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

*Supporting Buena Vista Social Club