David Wax Museum , the duo of David Wax and Suz Slezak , released “Uncover The Gold,” the first single from their seventh studio album Line of Light today .
The album is now available for pre-order and will be released on August 23 via Nine Mile Records .
The album was produced by Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket and was the first full length album he produced in his newly built recording studio in his home of Nashville, TN.
BrooklynVegan called the track “a beautiful-sounding song about a very ugly topic.”
“White nationalists gathered in our hometown of Charlottesville in August of 2018. 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,” explains David Wax. “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.”
David Wax Museum have also announced a US tour in support of the album that begins in October. Find a full list of dates below or on their website.
Line of Light marks the band’s return for their first full-length album in four years. It finds the duo tackling subjects both political and personal in a way they haven’t explored in the studio before. With Broemel taking the band’s folk-pop underpinnings and outfitting them with serious sonic force, the songs push deeper into themes of interconnectedness, spiritual longing, and deep personal reflection. Being artists from Charlottesville, VA, where they raise their two children, they found themselves responding to the political milieu we all find ourselves in at this moment. While not necessarily sunny, the collection shares a firm optimism in the human condition: there’s light beyond the darkness. Line of Light shows David, Suz, and their collected accompanists on a sonic evolution – making music that rewards repeated listens.
“Ultimately, this record feels more like an expression of the mysterious alchemy of the songs, the studio, the producer, the musicians, and the time in our life,” explains Wax. “There was a lot swirling around behind us in the studio while we recorded Line of Light.”
The album features performances by multi-instrumentalist Danilo Henriquez, bassist Ben Kogan, keyboardist Paul Curreri, Russ Pollard (formerly of Sebadoh and Folk Implosion), and Carl Broemel and Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket.
Line of Light tracklist:
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”
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