David Wax Museum, the Americana-influenced folk group hailing from Charlottesville, VA, is set to release their latest full-length on October 16th. Guesthouse, the group’s first release since 2012’s Knock Knock Get Up, is a lovely folk album, drawing inspiration from Mexican folk songs – think Devendra Banhart, but with a more produced and accessible sound. In an interview with The New York Times, Wax described his songwriting process: “We just take a brief riff, an inspiration from a moment in a Mexican folk song, and we let that blossom into a song that feels more contemporary.”
“Singing to Me,” one of the album’s singles, is a mellow lullaby, featuring effortless harmonies between Wax and violinist Suz Slezak. You can check out a live performance of the song below, courtesy of The Garage Video Sessions.
The rest of the album is available for streaming via The New York Times’ Press Play. If you like what you hear, you’re in luck – you’ll be able to hear David Wax Museum play at Johnny Brenda’s on October 22nd for only $13.
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