Hello Wax Trax! People!

Lots of great stuff happening since the last time we talked and it looks like all the eyes of the gods are fixed on the next 24 hours for all kinds of WAX TRAX! love.


For those of you who helped us out with the Monumentary funding, Thank you again. You are a huge part of bringing this project to life.
Most of you have locked in your surveys from BACKERKIT (Thank You!) This has made our job of manufacturing some of the items much smoother.

The way we have planned fulfillment as we move forward will be in waves.
Not everything will be ready at the same time, so we will be sending out different rewards over the next few weeks/months.
We’re really trying to stay ahead of our original fulfillment date (November for most rewards) and it looks like we’re on track to do just that.

We’ve already started, and last week we were able to send out most of the Front 242 Deluxe boxes as well as the Original limited Black Box from our archives.

We’ve got a new batch of good stuff shipping out next week and plan to include the limited Pailhead shirt and special pressing of the new Lead Into Gold EP.


We are about 24 hours away from the very special performance of Lead Into Gold here in Chicago. This year’s COLD WAVES Festival will mark Paul Barker’s first time on stage with this project and after peeking into a few rehearsals, we are so excited to see Paul back on stage.

This will also mark the weekend of the new WAX TRAX! RECORDS release from Paul. Lead Into Gold- Low & Slow (WAX 9198) will officially be released and available at our Cold Waves pop-up shop and directly through the WAX TRAX! online shop,
A limited pressing of 500 on Gold vinyl will offered first as well as digital downloads & streaming on Bandcamp, iTunes, amazon, Spotify, etc.


WT_Pop-Up-Metro_2015For those of you lucky enough to be in Chicago this weekend for the COLD WAVES Festival, WAX TRAX! RECORDS will be setting up a mini pop-up again this year. It was such great fun in 2014 that we thought it would be the perfect event to not only highlight the new WAX TRAX! release, but also showcase merch from our friends, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, who will be closing out the festival on Saturday.

So, If you’re looking for that vintage FRONT 242 Never Stop 12″ or That COIL promo poster for L.S.D.? You’re in luck. We’ve got tons (no really…tons) of vintage WAX TRAX! vinyl, CDs, posters and more for the savvy collector.
(As the guy on TV so eloquently says) “But that’s not all!”. This will be your chance to walk away with some new merch from classic WAX TRAX! bands. Apparel from Front 242, Laibach, FLA, Noise Unit, Lead Into Gold, Cyberaktif and more…Yep-We got ‘em.

Stop on in to check out some goodies or just come by to say “hello”. We met so many great people last year and it’s really nice to finally put a face to many of your emails from over the years.


So, I’m sure many of you on the West Coast are waiting with bated breath (or baited line) for the FRONT 242 performances this weekend in California. We thought we would include this nice shot Richard 23 took of the crowd at the Miami show last week. If these fans are any indication, I think you all are in for an amazing upcoming event.12031604_10153666591983875_1081989375951417487_oOnce again, WAX TRAX! RECORDS will be (wo)manning the merch booth so come on by and say hi to our very special merch girl at the show!

For fans who would like more info for the two remaining US FRONT 242 shows:
9/25/15 MEZZANINE San Fransisco, CA
9/27/15 AVALON Hollywood, CA

That’s it for now, as always, jump into the conversation on our Waxtraxchicago Facebook page, Twitter feed for #waxtraxfriday, and follow us on Instagram.


Posted September 25, 2015 by admin in News