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Product details

  • Audio CD (17 Jun. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mark Of The Leopard
  • ASIN: B008PVCFL8
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,790 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Will You Be Sleeping?
  2. All Sense Of Time
  3. Harder Before It Gets Easier
  4. A Dog In This Fight
  5. Vivian
  6. Wondrous Love
  7. The Rumours Are True
  8. Leopard Girl
  9. Big Heart Of Yours
  10. Refuge

Product Description

Product Description

"Knock Knock Get Up" is a fiercely original, rhythmically undeniable love letter to the Museum's growing global audience. It's peppered with field recordings and natural sounds from the city of Santiago, Tuxtla in the Mexican state of Veracruz. From deep in sun-drenched southern Mexico where most of the album's songs were conceived, the earliest version of Knock Knock Get Up traveled all the way to the frozen winter landscape of the Great North Sound Society in southern Maine. The album is the band's second made in collaboration with producer Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter), and was recorded in a month-long marathon at Kassirer's rustic farmhouse studio in January 2012. The Wax Museum's fourth LP is a mature and playful evolution of the band's sound: classical Mexican strumming patterns are translated onto electric guitars sporting halos of fuzz; the leona, a deep-voiced traditional Mexican guitar plays licks like an old-time, stand-up bass; and the track "Vivian" was first written as a bluegrass hoedown before it grew a Caribbean inspired accordion hook and a Brazilian drum part in the studio. With an expanded musical palate of autoharps, organs and mariachi trumpet loops, Knock Knock Get Up is gritty, intoxicating and vibrantly lush.

Review

"Kicks up a cloud of excitement with its high-energy border-crossing sensibility" -- The New Yorker


"Joyful Mexo-Americana fusion, with virtuosic musical skill and virtuous harmonies" -- Time Magazine


"The breakout act at the Newport Folk Fest last year" -- Paste Magazine (Josh Jackson)


"These are the kinds of people we're dealing with here: generous and caring folks. They sound as such on their records as well, albums that blend the difference between a smaller staffed Calexico and the Bowerbirds, cutting into souls (made up and very real) and extracting heartache that sounds like rejoicing and vice versa" -- Daytrotter (Sean Moeller)


"One of the hottest new indie bands around" -- Better TV


"A band that joyfully celebrates and preserves the heart of Americana music" -- World Cafe (David Dye)


"Pure, irresistible joy" -- NPR (Bob Boilen)


"Knock Knock Get Up is David Wax Museum's first release to make it across the pond to the UK. And it's about time. This joyous selection of songs is the perfect cure to the indie epidemic. It is honest music with rich harmonies, catchy melodies and gentle Latin rhythms. It's sure to break through the grey and be the soundtrack to the summer." -- Songlines


"Featuring Harvard-educated, Boston-based, singer-guitarist David Wax and Suz Slezak on fiddle and quijada (the donkey's jawbone favoured by Afro-Peruvian musicians), plus percussion, accordion, brass and bits and bobs of field recordings, they create a heady mix of folk and pop which they describe as Mexo-Americana and is a lot less ethno-muso and a lot more fun than all that makes it sound."

--fRoots

"Proof of just how unique a sound is made by David Wax Museum lies in their use of the quijada de burro, a Mexican percussion instrument made from a donkey's jawbone. Knock Knock... is core duo David Wax and Suz Slezak's UK debut (their fourth album back in the US), mixing bluegrass with folk from both sides of the Rio Grande into an intoxicating birria, assimilating the sounds of rural Mexico in a similar manner to how Vampire Weekend appropriated Afrobeat." --Q Magazine

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Bought this on Q mag 4 star rating. What a find. Think of all those Americana singers/bands you like. Throw in a heaped spoonful of Tex/Mex/Mariachi and a laid back production.Stunning male and female vocals. A great antithesis to all the over produced rubbish that gets churned out today. Give it a go! You will not regret it.
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By Val on 23 July 2013
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Bought this CD when The David Wax Museum supported The Mavericks at the Perth Southern Fried Music Festival July 20th - just love, love, love their music - vitality and variety - played the CD in the car all the way home - go buy it!
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars It keeps getting better and better 5 July 2013
By Spike - Published on Amazon.com
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This group has grown and grown up over time. The songs are catchy and thoughtful and well written. Some of the arrangements are truly amazing. I don't tire from listening to it over and over. A wonderful album to pass along and share with others. You have to hear this!
5.0 out of 5 stars Get on up 3 Jun. 2014
By Edward Luegers - Published on Amazon.com
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This album got the mystery play test with some friends. I threw it on in the background and it only got through three songs before I had people asking me who it was. It passed with flying colors. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great album 19 Dec. 2012
By Jennifer R. - Published on Amazon.com
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The David Wax Museum has become one of my favorite bands. Their sound is completely unique - a mix of American, traditional Mexican music, folk and rock. This album shows them really growing as a band and experimenting with some new sounds and ideas.
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