It's been over ten years since David Wax and Suz Slezak played their first show, kicking off a partnership that's led to seven albums, multiple Top 20 chart placements, performances alongside bands like The Avett Brothers and Los Lobos, and - most importantly - a family of four.
As that family has grown, so has the band's sound. Filled with husband-and-wife vocal harmonies, Mexican stringed instruments, melodic hooks, and blasts of brass, David Wax Museum's albums fly the worldly flag for a brand of Americana that reaches beyond American borders.
In 2018, after honing a new batch of songs on the road, they found themselves making music in the Nashville-based studio of Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne) who produced David Wax Museum's most compelling work to date, Line of Light. Released in 2019 by the Austin-based label Nine Mile Records, the album refocuses on the band's two co-founders. Inspired by current events and personal challenges, Line of Light offers its own mix of message and melody. This is honest, heartfelt music, anchored in sharp songwriting and uncluttered by heavy-handed studio production. For those who caught one of David Wax Museum's earliest shows the album feels like a homecoming of sorts, sweetened with contributions from David Wax Museum's full lineup but still grounded in the raw power of the band's two-member core. It's a bright album for murky times, a reminder of music's ability to drive out the darkness, one song at a time.