UPDATE: By popular demand I've re-uploaded this David Wax Museum show from October 2010. This show featured a stripped-down three-piece lineup but as always, they delivered an incredible set -- the crowd ate it up. They play songs from I Turned Off Thinking About, Carpenter Bird, the then-unreleased Everything Is Saved and "Vivian", a track that will finally see the light of day (in re-worked form) on their upcoming album.
My first introduction to The David Wax Museum was at the inaugural Kitchen Session back in March. I still remember showing up on that rainy Spring night knowing literally nothing about the band and leaving later in the night, CDs in hand, a fan. A polite golf clap turned into raucous applause over the course of the night as David Wax, Suz Slezak, Jiro Kokubu and Jordan Wax played an energetic set of Mexican-infused folk songs.
Over the last six-plus months I've had the chance to see the band win over larger and larger audiences in the same way they did a small living room that night. First it was the tiny Lizard Lounge and Club Passim, later it was the mighty Newport Folk Festival - in all cases the band's enthusiasm brought the crowds to their feet as they sang and danced along. As I stood at the side of the stage at Newport I couldn't help but eavesdrop as members of the Avett Brothers likened the drive and ambition of David Wax Museum to themselves. In the days that followed it was hard to find a review of the festival that didn't cite The David Wax Museum as one of the true highlights.
Following a successful but busy summer that culminated with a string of sold out shows at Lizard Lounge, the band took what must have been a much-needed break. They returned to the stage at the Paradise on October 16 and picked up right where they left off, quickly winning over a crowd of Carolina Chocolate Drops fans. The set was a mix of songs from their last LP Carpenter Bird, and songs from their upcoming album Everything Is Saved. The full set is available for stream/download below in fantastic sound - a pristine matrix of soundboard and audience recording.
Please support The David Wax Museum by pre-ordering Everything Is Saved here, and get tickets for their October 29 show at Club Passim (early show is sold out, tickets still available for the late show).
The David Wax Museum
Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
October 16, 2010