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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.

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

HistoryEdit

Black And Endless NightEdit

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 LandEdit

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]

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]

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

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]

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)Edit

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 EPEdit

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 LapsEdit

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

TouringEdit

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.

MembersEdit

Current Members
  • Scott Carney - lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, piano, theremin, percussion
  • Corey McAfee - Manager, Bass
  • Zach Driscoll - Keyboards
  • Dave Chale - Drums
Former Members
  • Kevin Ratterman - drums, percussion, keyboards, synthesizer (2005-2011)
  • Jacob Heustis - bass, keyboards, backing vocals (2005-2017)

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Black And Endless Night (2005) re release under the name Wax Fang (2006)
  • La La Land (2007)
  • The Astronaut (2014)
  • Victory Laps (2017)

SinglesEdit

  • "Majestic" (2008)
  • "The Astronaut (Part 1)" (2010)
  • "The Blonde Leading The Blonde" (2013)
  • "King Of The Kingdom Of Man" (2013)
  • "Hearts Are Made For Beating" (2013)
  • "Exit Strategy" (2015)
  • "Pusher" (2017)
  • "The Things I Do for Fun" (2017)
  • "Glass Island (feat. Lacey Guthrie)" (2017)

EPsEdit

  • Mirror, Mirror (2012)

In popular cultureEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Embry, Hunter. "Wax Fang". Louisvillemusicnews.net. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  3. ^ "Wax Fang - La La Land". yewknee. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  4. ^ Stabert, Lee (2007-04-09). "Best Week(s) Ever | Nashville Cream". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  5. ^ "Black Mountain : New Album Info". Bag Of Songs. 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  6. ^ "Man Man @ The Dame – Oct. 13". Backseat Sandbar. 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  7. ^ "Summerfest 2009, June 28th at Summerfest Grounds (Milwaukee) on 28 Jun 2009 –". Last.fm. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  8. ^ "Wax Fang - Wakarusa Music Festival". Wakarusa.com. Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  9. ^ Moore, Tracy (2009-03-20). "SXSW Thursday Night: Wax Fang, No Age and Next Big Nashville | Nashville Cream". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  10. ^ Slater, Luke (2010-04-08). "Wax Fang plot UK tour, give away free track / Music News". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  11. ^ "Exclusive: Rockers Wax Fang inspire 'American Dad'". Usatoday.com. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  12. ^ "My Morning Jacket and Wax Fang". Songkick.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  13. ^ "Removador : Wax Fang". Removador.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  14. ^ "Dr. Dog Bloomington, Bluebird Nightclub, 04 Nov 2011". Songkick.com. 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  15. ^ "Dr. Dog Cleveland, Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, 02 Nov 2011". Songkick.com. 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  16. ^ "Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Cleveland, Tickets for Concerts & Music Events 2015". Songkick.com. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  17. ^ "Karate school". Archived from the original on February 25, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  18. ^ "Hear Wax Fang's Ferocious New 'Mirror Mirror' | SPIN | Premieres". SPIN. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  19. ^ "See Wax Fang's Sinister 'Mirror Mirror' Video | SPIN | Premieres". SPIN. 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  20. ^ Marc Hogan (2013-04-19). "Hear Wax Fang's Glammy, Sardonic 'The Blonde Leading the Blonde'". SPIN. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  21. ^ "Wax Fang "Blonde Leading the Blonde" - Exclusive Video Premiere @". Teamcoco.com. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  22. ^ Brenna Ehrlich (2013-08-28). "Wax Fang Takes On God And Man In 'King Of The Kingdom Of Man'". MTV Hive. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
  23. ^ Wax Fang goes in a new direction on ‘Victory Laps’
  24. ^ Puckett, Jeffrey Lee (1 May 2013). "'American Dad!' to feature Louisville band Wax Fang". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 5 May 2013.