Hello, Wax Trax! people,
For our US friends, I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July.
We just wanted to check back with a couple of nice newsworthy nuggets…
First of all- Let’s talk about what an amazing group you all are for helping out on our movie fundraising page. Because of YOU, we met our goal in 5 days! (unbelievable)
Those are some crazy, generous, wonderful, mind-blowing contributions. I am so grateful and the words “thank you” seem to fall flat next to your mountain of support.
We are far from done! Please keep spreading the word that this campaign will continue to run though July 25. Additional funds raised here are still a very important financial piece in finishing the film.
To sweeten the deal and to show our appreciation, we have added a couple new items for fans.
Last week we offered a limited “Kickstarter only” version of the classic Pailhead shirt. This shirt, directly from Pailhead front man Ian MacKaye, has been unavailable for decades. The blue ink edition was one of my dad’s favorite and will only be available until 7/25. Get ’em while you can!
WHICH BRINGS US TO THIS WEEK…
We thought it might be a bit boring to just offer another item on Kickstarter so instead, we figured we would go ahead and announce the larger release of an all new (sort of) Wax Trax! Records EP in conjunction with our fundraising.
Yep, we thought it was about time that Wax Trax! released Paul Barker’s lost Lead Into Gold EP Low And Slow. This one has the original three unreleased songs from 1990 with an additional, never before heard, song mined from Paul’s master tapes. The record is packaged in the original 1990 artwork and will available on vinyl as well as digital streaming & download.
In addition to the old material, Paul has been busy working on new Lead Into Gold. We are so excited to see what will be coming next!
To kick this release off right, a small run of only 500 on gold vinyl will soon be available for pre-order at the Wax Trax! online store and officially released in September for Paul’s first live Lead Into Gold performance at this year’s Cold Waves Festival.
So how does this work in conjunction to the WAX TRAX! documentary fundraising you may ask? Well, in addition to the special 500 gold pressing, a teeny-tiny pressing of 50 on an alternative colored vinyl will be produced for the band, family etc.. We are making 25 of these intimate pressings available this week on our Kickstarter page until July 25. We don’t expect these to be around for long.
So yeah…Special Pailhead merch…New Lead Into Gold….Monumentary right on track. Summertime with Wax Trax! Records is a very good thing!
One correction from a typo in last month’s news blast. Kapt’n K and KMFDM will be playing Chicago at The House Of Blues on Aug 14, NOT The Bottom Lounge as previously stated.
Regardless of the venue, we will still be front and center ripping the system with you all.
That’s it for now. Don’t forget to check the WAX TRAX! RECORDS online store for the Lead Into Gold pre-order as well as new and vintage goodies. Be sure to drop us a line us on the WAX TRAX! Facebook, twitter, and instagram pages and say hi.
Keep spreadin’ the word. Monumentary is coming!