Wax Fang

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Wax Fang
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Wax Fang band members Jacob Heustis and Scott Carney
Background information
Origin Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Genres Psychedelic rock, progressive rock, experimental rock, electronic, folk rock
Years active2005-present
LabelsDon't Panic Records, Absolutely Kosher Records, Removador Recordings & Solutions
Website waxfang.com
MembersScott Carney
Corey McAfee
Zach Driscoll
Dave Chale
Past membersKevin Ratterman
Jacob Heustis

Wax Fang is an American rock band formed in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, that combines elements of classic, psychedelic, progressive, and experimental rock music, as well as electronic and folk. The band consists of Scott Carney, Corey McAfee, Zach Driscoll, and Dave Chale.

Louisville, Kentucky City in Kentucky

Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States. It is one of two cities in Kentucky designated as first-class, the other being Lexington, the state's second-largest city. Louisville is the historical seat and, since 2003, the nominal seat of Jefferson County, on the Indiana border.

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History

Black And Endless Night

The debut LP, Black & Endless Night, was originally released as a solo album by Scott Carney in December 2005. After Jacob Heustis (bass) and Kevin Ratterman (drums) began performing with Carney, the band began playing under the moniker Wax Fang and Black & Endless Night was subsequently re-released as a Wax Fang album on their own label, Don't Panic Records. [1]

La La Land

After touring with My Morning Jacket in the fall of 2006, the band entered Ardent Studios with engineer Doug Easley (Easley McCain Recording) (Pavement, Sonic Youth, Guided by Voices) to begin recording their next album, La La Land. The band then opened for My Morning Jacket on New Year's Eve 2006 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. [2]

My Morning Jacket American rock band

My Morning Jacket is an American rock band formed in Louisville, Kentucky in 1998. The band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Jim James, bassist Tom Blankenship, drummer Patrick Hallahan, guitarist Carl Broemel, and keyboardist Bo Koster. The band's sound, rooted in rock and country, is often experimental and psychedelic. The group amassed a following beginning in the 2000s in part due to their live performances.

Ardent Studios recording studio

Ardent Studios is a recording studio located in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Ardent Records/Ardent Music is the in-house label.

Easley McCain Recording is an American recording studio, based in Memphis, Tennessee, notable for recording musicians such as Tav Falco's Panther Burns, Oblivians, Grifters, Pavement, Sonic Youth, Come, White Stripes, Townes Van Zandt, Pezz, Jeff Buckley, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Guided by Voices, Lydia Lunch, Box Tops, Rufus Thomas, Wilco, Cat Power, Modest Mouse, The Amps, The Cooters, and The Walkmen.

In 2007, Wax Fang opened for Spoon, Black Mountain, Man Man, The Whigs and The Features. La La Land was released in November 2007. [3] [4] [5] [6]

Spoon (band) American band

Spoon is an American indie rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in 1993. The band is the brainchild of Britt Daniel and Jim Eno (drums) and has seen many lineup changes throughout their history. Alex Fischel and Gerardo Larios are also currently members of the band. Critics have described the band's musical style as indie rock, indie pop, art rock, and experimental rock.

Black Mountain (band) Canadian rock band

Black Mountain is a Canadian psychedelic rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. The band is composed of Stephen McBean, Jeremy Schmidt, Adam Bulgasem, Rachel Fannan, Arjan Miranda. Since forming in 2004, Black Mountain has released five LPs, Black Mountain (2005), In the Future (2008), Wilderness Heart (2010), IV (2016) and Destroyer (2019); two EPs and a number of singles, mostly on the Jagjaguwar label.

Man Man band that plays experimental rock

Man Man is an experimental rock band from Philadelphia and now based in Los Angeles. Their multi-instrumental style is centered on the piano playing of lead singer, songwriter, and lyricist Honus Honus. On recordings, Honus usually plays piano but during the live shows he uses a Rhodes Piano or a Nord Electro 3. He is accompanied by an energetic group of multi-instrumentalist musicians and vocalists. Instruments played by the band include clavinet, Moog Little Phatty, sousaphone, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, flute, bass clarinet, drum set, euphonium, Fender Jazz Bass, Danelectro baritone guitar, xylophone, marimba, melodica and various percussive instruments including pots and pans, toy noisemakers, Chinese funeral horns, spoons, smashing plates, and fireworks.

In 2009, the band played SXSW, Summerfest, and the Wakarusa Festival. [7] [8] [9]

Summerfest

Summerfest is an annual music festival held in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. First held in 1968, Summerfest is located at Henry Maier Festival Park, adjacent to Lake Michigan and the central business district. Summerfest attracts between 800,000 and 900,000 people each year, promoting itself as "The World's Largest Music Festival", a title certified by the Guinness World Records since 1999.

In February 2010, the band signed with Absolutely Kosher Records for the European release of La La Land. Wax Fang toured the UK in May 2010 playing such festivals as All Tomorrow's Parties (curated by Pavement), The Dot To Dot Festival, The Great Escape Festival, and "the Stag & Dagger Festival". The tour also included a BBC Session on BBC Radio 1. [10]

The Great Escape Festival music festival

The Great Escape Festival is a three-day music festival held in Brighton and Hove, England every year in May. It is operated by MAMA Festivals and showcases new music from a variety of genres. The festival was founded in 2006 and roughly hosts 300 bands across 30 venues throughout the city. It has been likened to South by Southwest.

BBC Radio 1 British national radio station

BBC Radio 1 is one of the BBC's two flagship radio stations, specialising in modern popular music and current chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7 pm, including electronica, dance, hip hop and indie. The choice of music and presenting style is entirely that of programme hosts, however those who present in the daytime have to rotate a number of songs a specific number of times per week. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 15–29 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.

In 2013, Scott Carney scored episode 151 of the television series American Dad , and the song "Majestic" was featured prominently in the storyline. [11]

The Astronaut (Part 1)

In October 2010, Wax Fang released a 17-minute digital-only single on Removador Recordings & Solutions called The Astronaut (Part 1). The band opened for My Morning Jacket at the KFC Yum! Center to commemorate the release. [12] [13]

In November 2011, Wax Fang toured with Dr. Dog. [14] [15] [16]

Mirror, Mirror EP

In August 2012, SPIN announced the release of the Mirror, Mirror EP . SPIN later premiered the video for the title track, "Mirror, Mirror". The video was self- produced by Scott Carney and Jacob Heustis. [17] [18] [19]

In April 2013, SPIN announced the release of Wax Fang's digital-only single, [20] "The Blonde Leading The Blonde". The following month, on May 22, 2013, the video for "The Blonde Leading The Blonde" was premiered [21] on Conan O'Brien's online site Team Coco.

On August 30, 2013, MTV Hive [22] premiered the standalone track "King of the Kingdom of Man".

Victory Laps

On May 5, 2017, Wax Fang released their fourth studio album titled Victory Laps. [23]

Touring

The band has toured alongside acts such as My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Man Man, The Whigs, The Features, and Dr. Dog.

Festivals include SXSW, Summerfest, Wakarusa Festival, All Tomorrow's Parties (curated by Pavement), The Dot To Dot Festival, The Great Escape Festival and the Stag and Dagger Festival.

Members

Current Members
Former Members

Discography

Albums

Singles

EPs

The 151st episode of American Dad! , entitled "Lost in Space", features the songs "Majestic", "The Astronaut Part 2" and "At Sea". [24]

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