WAX TAILOR IS SET TO RELEASE BY ANY BEATS NECESSARY OCTOBER 14TH, 2016.
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Wax Tailor fifth studio album "By Any Beats Necessary” is coming out on October 14th. The title references the Malcolm X phrase “By Any Means Necessary”, which was in turn inspired by Sartre’s play “Dirty Hands”.
“Without going too deep into poilitics, the album’s title reflects my determination to use all kinds of sounds and textures to get to something musical,” says JC Le Saout, the man behind Wax Tailor. “The word ‘Beat’ also draws a line towards the Beat Generation, Kerouac’s famous novel On The Road, and the quest for a better place. And so, in this time when each of us needs a little escape, I conceptualized this album as the soundtrack to a better elsewhere that I imagined to be the south western part of the USA”.
This new take on the western frontier leads us on a fabled road where blues, psychedelic rock, soul, funk and hip-hop collide.
Joining him on this ride are guests such as Ghostface Killah from the Wu Tang Clan, R.A. The Rugged Man, who crosses mics with up and comers A-F-R-O & Token, in a showdown for the ages. The album also features Tricky in a very personal duet with Charlotte Savary, Lee Fields, the godfather of the retro soul scene, Sara Genn, Mattic and Raashan Ahmad and newcomer Idil.
1/17/17 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer Get tickets here
1/18/17 Washington, DC 9:30 Tickets at Box Office
1/19/17 New York, NY Webster Hall Get tickets here
1/20/17 Boston, MA Royale Get tickets here
1/21/17 Montreal, QC Metropolis Get tickets here
1/22/17 Quebec, QC Imperial Bell Get tickets here
1/24/17 Toronto, ON Adelaide Hall Get tickets here
1/25/17 Detroit, MI The Crofoot Ballroom Get tickets here
1/26/17 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall Get tickets here
1/27/17 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre Get tickets here
1/28/17 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café Get tickets here
1/31/17 Denver, C0 Gothic Theatre Get tickets here
2/01/17 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge Get tickets here
2/03/17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom Get tickets here
2/04/17 Seattle, WA The Showbox Get tickets here
2/07/17 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre Get tickets here
2/09/17 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom Get tickets here
2/10/17 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre Get tickets here
2/11/17 San Diego, CA Music Box Get tickets here
2/13/17 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom Get tickets here
2/15/17 Austin, TX Empire Garage Get tickets here
2/16/17 New Orleans, LA House of Blues Get tickets here
2/17/17 Atlanta, GA Terminal West Get tickets here
2/18/17 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel Get tickets here
1. Hit The Road (intro)
2. I Had A Woman
3. For The Worst (feat IDIL)
4. Back On Wax (feat R.A The Rugged Man, Token, A-F-R-O)
5. My Burn (feat Sara Genn)
7. The Chase (feat Raashan Ahmad & Mattic)
8. Clock Tick
9. The Road Is Ruff (feat Lee Fields)
10. Bleed Away (feat Tricky & Charlotte Savary)
11. Diggin Saloon
12. Buckwild (feat IDIL)
13. Worldwide (feat Ghostface Killah)
14. The Phonograph
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