Hello Winter friends!
Happy December. I hope you are enjoying what is left of the year before the rest of 2013 completely unravels.
It has really been a wonderful year here at WT HQ. We have made great strides on some of our current projects and look forward to spending 2014 with you all. If all goes as planned, we will wrap up the documentary soon and continue to reignite relationships with past WAX TRAX! artists. We will keep you posted of any new happenings here first.
To start off…Our last auction for the unreleased Front Line Assembly Toxic EP went well beyond our expectations. It is so great to see such interest from collectors all over the world. This has very much helped to defray the ongoing documentary costs…Thank you!
Our next offering is for all you diehard COIL fans out there.
This one will include the 1991 test pressing for Coil’s Love’s Secret Domain. For those unaware of the history on this benchmark album, production for the vinyl release was scheduled and approved but the plug was pulled last minute due to formats changing rapidly toward CD. The only way for collectors to find this WAX TRAX! release on vinyl is on this extremely rare test pressing.
Auction will start this Friday, 12/6/13. As always, you can check here for current listings.
Onto artist news…I know this is last minute, but for all our friends on the East coast, we wanted to remind you that A SPLIT SECOND will be performing their only US show, this Saturday (12/7/13) in NYC at DROM. This will be the first US performance for the band in over 25 years. As one of the early developers of the Belgian EBM movement (and a WAX TRAX! favorite), this show should not be missed. (All I can think about is my dad trying to keep a straight face while doing the Mambo Witch dance…Ahhhhh, memories.)
As if this wasn’t enough awesomeness, The bill also features (A Nash family favorite!) A CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE…..Anyone for some Cardboard Lamb!!!???
Anybody wondering what LAIBACH has been up to?…Well wonder no more. Last month the band released the EP “S” as a taste of their upcoming LP “SPECTRE”. Scheduled for a Feb 2014 release, this will be the bands first full length since the 2006 VOLK (and the 2012 soundtrack to IRON SKY) Could they be jack booting live across the US soon after?…Let’s hope so-We’ll keep you posted.
How about some Chris Connelly news? I know this has been floating around for a couple weeks now, but I think you’ll agree, this song is just so good that we had to keep sharing it here for our non facebook and twitter friends. Chris Connelly + Jason Novak= Cocksure
Also, check out the latest interview with Mr. C at Wisdom Of The Stars
Now…Let’s not overlook the most beautiful woman in the world… the filthiest person alive (well, maybe not the best word choice)… the legendary, the outrageous, the one and only… DIVINE!
The new documentary “I AM DIVINE” has been making the US rounds and will be playing the Name Game here in Chicago this weekend at Facets. Check the official movie site to see when she blows through your town.
A lot of activity at the WAX TRAX! Online store in time for Christmas, Kawanzaa, Satan Day, or any other special event that requires a fabulous gift (Sorry Larry, looks like we didn’t have our shit together in time for Hanukkah this year). We’ve got some freshly posted vintage collectables from the original catalog up as well as some brand new offerings for your WAX TRAX! enjoyment…Go git ’em!
Don’t forget about next month’s appearance of CHRIS & COSEY. Only 2 US cities scheduled… NYC & Chicago. We are so lucky to have these electronic architects here in Chicago. While in town, we will also be interviewing the duo for the upcoming WAX TRAX! documentary…Very excited.
In addition to the Jan. 5th NYC show at MoMA, a 2nd NY show at Santos has been added for Jan 11th. Details can be found on C&C’s main site. … As much a I LOVE New York this time of year, we’ll be staying closer to home… see you at METRO 1/9!
Lastly…For all our local homies, We thought we would mention something wonderful (sorry) happening here in town during January. On January 8th, Reggie’s Music Joint is doing an all WAX TRAX! night as part of their ongoing Wax On/Wax Off series. This is a night where anyone can get on the turntable for 20 minutes and play any and all WAX TRAX! they want within their slot. You could play twenty 1 min songs…or just put on “mmm…Skyscraper I Love You” and go to the bar for a drink. The only rule is there ain’t no rules. If you would like to partake, email email@example.com to claim your spot…Or just come out and bask in a night of all Wax Trax!
Happy December everyone-See you in 2014