Hellllooooo Wax Trax People!
Oh my gosh it has been a while.
Did you think we forgot about you? Well, we didn’t… and excuse me if I vomit a ton of fancy fun at you here, but I haven’t talked to you all for so long and we need to catch up.
“WHAT’S UP WITH THE LONG WAIT FOR THE FILM?? DO YOU GUYS EVEN READ THE FAN EMAILS OR POSTINGS??”
Okay, let’s get down to brass tacks and first talk about what you all want to talk about…The Wax Trax Documentary!
Not sure if any of you have noticed, but we have been somewhat vague and let’s just say a little non-responsive regarding hard details and specific progress of the Wax Trax! documentary.
Including responding to direct questions and postings regarding progress as well as release dates for the soundtrack.
After over a year, I am finally free to tell you all that the delay has been due to an ongoing legal dispute with one of our past vendors and that things were tentatively and amicably resolved last week in Federal Court. Since events were unfolding month by month for the past year, we had been advised by our attorneys to stay quiet due to possibly misrepresenting a situation that has been fluid. It has been difficult not to communicate with you all properly and I’m really sorry that I couldn’t have said more over the past year.
An official press release will be coming shortly once the language has been approved by both sides. It will hopefully explain the saga with some clarity and finality. I’m sure both parties are looking forward to moving ahead and we promise to keep you all posted as we get this film out and in front of you all asap.
So…To the fans who have been rightfully asking “Is everything okay?”… “Will we ever see this movie?”…”Will I ever receive the remaining Kickstarter rewards still out there?” the answer we can tell you is…YES! YES! and YES!!
Let’s talk specifically about where the film is now. We have been working our fingers to the bone day and night in the editing room to meet our deadline. We had our sights set on on SXSW, Tribeca and Berlin festival deadlines in Oct.-Nov., but we realized we had a pretty bad-ass film almost done on our hands now and decided to step it up a notch and submit to Sundance this upcoming Monday. So…Fingers crossed, if any of the fest judges happen to be Laibach or Revolting Cocks fans we just may see our WT homies out in Utah in 2017.
“OKAY FINE. YOU GET A PASS FOR NOW BUT WHERE THE HELL IS THE SOUNDTRACK I PRE-ORDERED? IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN IT WOULD TAKE THIS LONG I WOULD HAVE SAID GO SCREW”
I know a lot of you have been waiting super patiently for one of the most popular WAX TRAX!/Kickstarter rewards we have offered, the movie soundtrack.
As we mentioned previously, we are trying to release this in tandem with the movie so we still have some time needed to cross pollinate with the film. Lots of moving pieces with both the licensed music in the documentary and on the soundtrack. Without ruining the surprise of the track listing, we have been focused on a nice mix including favorites, live, out of print, and unreleased material. Hopefully you will agree with us here at WTHQ that the wait will not be in vain! We will not let you down. Please trust us, even if it takes a little longer than expected.
“WAX TRAX! GAVE ME ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT, AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS CRUMMY UPDATE”
To the VERY, VERY special few that helped us with our Associate Producing credit Kickstarter reward. We’re getting really close! As stated above, the edit is coming along nicely and your name on the big screen is going to look AWESOME! You all are going to be the envy of the dance floor, record store, or any other place you want to strut your 1980s underground street-cred! Just hang in there, you won’t be disappointed!
Okay, let’s move onto some equally bad-ass happenings in the WAX TRAX! World.
WAX TRAX RECORDS POP-UP SHOP IN CHICAGO TONIGHT & TOMORROW.
Come celebrate the COLD WAVES Festival this weekend and stop by to our little WAX TRAX pop-up to say hi! Once again, We are lucky to be able to take over the Metro box-office and offer some new & vintage WAX TRAX merch. T-Shirts, Vinyl, CDs, Posters, etc. will be available in case you were looking to fill in that Thrill Kill collection or if you wanted to replace that 1989 Pailhead shirt. Hope to see you there!
YEAR OF THE PIG
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Sinister Swine himself, Mr. Raymond Watts is currently smearing his lard across the states for his first US tour in about a decade
Oh, did I mention that he is joined on stage with En Esch and Günter Schulz. Ya snooze, ya lose!
Tour info here for upcoming dates
THESE GUYS ARE TOTAL COCKS…AND YES, THEY’RE REVOLTING
So who took a ride to Big Sexy Land over the past week?
Richard, Chris and Paul and LUC VAN ACKKERRR together on stage for the first time. Come on, even the most jaded has got to feel a little magic tingle in their pants when they heard this line up. There is one final show left this Saturday for the Cold Waves fest here in Chicago on 9/24/16. Let’s burn the temple of misery.
THE SONOLOGY OF SEPTEMBER
In addition to also being a part of Cold Waves this weekend, CLOCK DVA has also been hacking their way across the US for the first time in years! If you haven’t seen Adi and Co. in action, Now is the time!
CLOCK DVA US tour dates here
More info to come, but need to get my butt down to Metro and set up shop.
Tons more info about the film coming soon. -Hope to see you all this weekend.