There are some days when you want to listen to metal, put a mop on your head and shred on your tennis racket. There are others when you want to listen to prog and play Chinese checkers. There are then others when you just want to put on some southern rock and drink the memory of your nerdery into a gauzy oblivion. And then there's today, when you can get trashed, play checkers and shred all at once to the sound of Lousville, Kentucky's Wax Fang. They've toured with hometown bros My Morning Jacket and recorded a badass album in Nashville, which they will release on their own label this fall. It is called La La Land and it is, as we like to say, epic.
July 18, 2008