Wax Tailor Announces Third Album "In The Mood For Life" and US Tour
Wax Tailor's first album “Tales of the Forgotten Melodies” drew comparisons to the likes of RJD2, Portishead and DJ Shadow, while his second “Hope & Sorrow” (80,000 sold worldwide) landed him a nomination at the prestigious Victoires de la Musique, as well as the US Indie Awards. France's Wax Tailor is currently coming off a year which saw him tour relentlessly (over 200 concerts) and score the title track for the movie “Paris” by Cedric Klapisch.
Fueled by the energy of relentless touring he has written his third and best album to date “In the Mood for Life”. Written in both Paris and New York City, this necromancer of forgotten melodies is able to blend Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, and 60's Pop Music into a 52 minute journey. You can join in on his journey when he comes to the US for 12 live dates around the country this October (dates below).
IN THE MOOD FOR LIFE
Out on Le Plan Music
Digital Release Date: September 22, 2009
Physical Release Date: October 27,2009
Wax Tailor masters the art of reinventing oneself, and although his signature sound is immediately identifiable, a style oft compared to melancholic melodies reminiscent of The Cocteau Twins blended with a delicate balance of Hip-Hop seldom seen these days, this new album establishes a true evolution both in terms of production and song writing. String instruments, which were once just extras, now assume a more prominent role ("Dry Your Eyes"," Go Without Me"), and where genres once crossed path from one track to another, they now collide within a track ("This Train", "Fireflies"). The resulting sound is denser, more organic and the song writing more finely chiseled.
With the opening notes, the mood sets the stage. Wax Tailor is now the conductor of melodies, the director of an aural movie whose urban roots meet the perfect casting. Throughout this album, he appropriates a multitude of references with a very personal touch. His music is beyond genres and defies categorization, it is a modern brand of pop music, designed with a rigor and an expertise that betrays the love this artist puts into his craft.
Click HERE for a free download of the first single off the album "Say Yes (feat ASM)". Check the video for this hot track below....
US Tour Dates
Friday October 2, 2009 - New York @ Blender Theater at Gramercy
Saturday October 3, 2009 - Boston @ Great Scott
Tuesday October 6, 2009 - Philadelphia @ Johnny Brendas
Thursday October 8, 2009 - Washingston, DC @ DC9
Friday October 9, 2009 - Montreal @ Jazz All Year Round
Saturday October 10, 2009 - Toronto @ Drake
Monday October 12, 2009 - Chicago @ Schubas
Tuesday October 13, 2009 - Seattle @ Nectar
Wednesday October 14, 2009 - Portland @ Hawthorne Theater
Friday October 16, 2009 - San Francisco @ Slim’s
Saturday October 17, 2009 - Los Angeles @ Troubadour
Sunday October 18, 2009 - San Diego @ Casbah