Wax Fang’s appetite for sonic exploration has always yielded landmark music with one foot rooted in the classic, the other in another galaxy. From the psych pop of 2005’s Black & Endless Night to the epic progressive rock of 2007’s La La Land to the space rock freak fest of 2010’s The Astronaut, Pt.1, each chapter of the band’s history is more adventurous than the last.
After a lengthy hiatus, October of 2012 will ﬁnally see the release of the band’s next musical offering- the 4 song EP, Mirror, Mirror (via Karate Body Records). Led by singer and guitarist Scott Carney’s urgent voice and narrative prowess, Mirror, Mirror is a foray into the darker portals of Wax Fang’s musical imagination, where aural feeds visual and vice versa until the two are intertwined.
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Wax Fang - The Astronaut - Part 1 (2010)
1. The Astronaut - Part 1
Upon returning from their maiden UK tour highlighted by an invitation from Pavement to play their All Tomorrow Parties Festival, Wax Fang shacked up in a make shift analog studio in a vacant gymnasium to capture the open sounds of outer space. Clocking in at just shy of 17 minutes, “The Astronaut - Part 1,” their first recorded output since the 2007 release LA LA LAND, is by far Wax Fang’s most ambitious undertaking yet: imagine Pink Floyd and Radiohead collaborating on a modern day take of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Coupled with Wax Fang’s trademark dynamic shift of loud, soaring riffs to soft, meditative guitar lines, Carney’s vocals vividly guide you alongside The Astronaut lost in space. “The Astronaut - Part 1″ continues the running relationship with Jim James, as the MMJ front man (who has already handpicked Wax Fang to support My Morning Jacket on several occasions) releases the Louisville, Kentucky trio’s magnum opus on his label, Removador Recordings And Solutions.