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Wax Mekanix


WAX MEKANIX
Releases “Freak Boutique’

This new video is in support of ‘Mobocracy Deluxe’. The record is set to be released on October 28 via Electric Talon Records as jewel case, streaming, and digital download on the label’s Bandcamp page: https://bit.ly/3gbELfp

“Along with ‘Mobocracy: Deluxe’ is a video for my groovy jam, ‘Freak Boutique’. American filmmaker Alex Wagoner made the creepy stark video for Blunt’s ‘Manchester Strawberry Blonde’, so I wanted to work more with him to whip up something more retro and trippy to demonstrate Freak Boutique’s notion of societal duality, personal courage, collective cowardice, and the inevitable cost to anyone that exhibits public displays of individuality and bravery.” – Wax

Waxim “Wax” Ulysses Mekanix is an American musician, songwriter, performer, producer, painter, photographer, and founding member of American cult rockers Nitro. Wax’s vetted perspective and tested work can best be described as raw, bold, uncompromising, authentic, and disconcerting.

Hindsight is always 20/20. Wax Mekanix has been clear-eyed, and some say, prescient, during recent unprecedented times. By popular demand, Electric Talon Records is proud to present ‘Mobocracy Deluxe’ to help bring into focus, on one compact disc, Wax’s unique take on the state of America, and the world for 2020 and 2021.

This exclusive and limited release will include:

  • Six tracks from Wax’s searing and snarling Grammy-balloted debut Mobocracy (2020)
  • Two tracks from the sonic-shifting, thunderously exotic, organic, tribal split with Troll

Teeth, Blunt (2021)

  • Alternate mixes of 2 fan-favorite tracks
  • Early working demos of 2 compositions
  • A rare and unreleased track that Wax wrote for Mobocracy, but has remained in the vault

until now. Not 1, but 2 stunningly-different takes that illustrate his approach to songcraft.

  • A new music video for the track “Freak Boutique”

As Wax scans the horizon and carves out new songs for his upcoming releases,

Mobocracy Deluxe will offer audiences a pause for reflection and renewed perspective on what

has come to pass and what may come. Mobocracy Deluxe will be available in the CD & digital

formats October 28th, 2022 exclusively through Electric Talon Records

“Mobocracy Deluxe” is:

  1. BLOOD IN MY EYES (4:41)
  2. VICTORIOUS (4:51)*
  3. ALL FREAKS (2:59)
  4. MAD WORLD (4:42)**
  5. GHOSTLAND (4:37)
  6. BLACK (5:05)***
  7. HEAD (3:57)
  8. MANCHESTER STRAWBERRY BLONDE (1:33)
  9. FREAK BOUTIQUE (2:56)
  10. ALL FREAKS (Acoustic Demo) (3:47)
  11. BLACK (Blue Oak Mix) (5:03) ***
  12. BLOODSHED (Electric Demo) (4:24)
  13. MAD WORLD (Zeuss Mix) (4:24) **
  14. VICTORIOUS (Acoustic Demo) (3:58) *
  15. BLOODSHED (Acoustic Demo) (5:32)
  16. VICTORIOUS (Radio Version) (3:32) *

All songs written by Wax unless indicated
* Wax Mekanix and Maxim “Lectriq” Laskavy
** Wax Mekanix and John Hazel
***Wax Mekanix, Chris Bishop, and Brandon Yeagley
Produced by: Wax Mekanix and Maxim “Lectriq” Laskavy (Tracks 1-16)
Mixed by: Machine (Tracks 1-6), Lectriq (Tracks 1-10, 13, 16), Chris ‘Zeuss’ Harris (Track
13), Adam ‘Yukon’ Harr (Track 11)
Engineered by: Lectriq (Tracks 1-16), Machine (Tracks 1-7), Pete Tramo (Tracks 1-5, 12,
13), Michael Cumming (Tracks 2, 16), Jack Cullen (Tracks 2, 16), John Hazel (Tracks 4,
13), Don ‘Groove’ Hinton (Tracks 12, 15)

Personnel:

Wax Mekanix: Lead and Backing vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Drums,
Percussion, Harmonica (Tracks 1-16)
Lectriq: Backing vocals, Percussion (Tracks 1-7, 8-11, 13, 16)
Machine: Drums (Track 7)
Brandon Yeagley: Backing vocals (Tracks 1-6, 7, 9, 11,16)
Chris Bishop: Electric & Acoustic Guitars (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16)
Tom Altman: Guitar, Bass (Tracks 1-3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 16)
Wendell PoPs Sewell: Guitar, Bass (Tracks 1-3, 5, 12)
John Hazel: Guitar, Bass (Tracks 4, 13)
Raje Shwari: Backing vocals (Track 3)
M11SON: Backing vocals (Tracks 2, 16, 7, 9)
Tommy Conwell: Backing vocals (Tracks 2, 16)
Nataliya Odud: Backing vocals (Tracks 2, 16)
Eli Goldman: Backing Vocals (Tracks 2, 16)
Isaac Wilson: Percussion (Tracks 4, 13)
Stephen Burdick: Acoustic Guitar (Tracks 7, 9)
Marissa Wolner: Backing Vocals (Tracks 7, 9)
Recording Locations:

  1. Lectriq Factory, Philadelphia, PA (Tracks 1-13, 16)
  2. The Machine Shop, Asbury Park, NJ (Tracks 1-7, 16)
  3. Lorelei Studios, Philadelphia, PA (Tracks 1-5, 12, 13, 16)
  4. Milkboy Studios, Philadelphia, PA (Tracks 2, 16)
  5. Rittenhouse Soundworks, Philadelphia, PA (Tracks 2, 16)
  6. Groove Studios, (Tracks 12, 15)
  7. The Barn, Madisonburg, PA (Tracks 4, 11)
  8. Wax’s car & basement (Tracks 2, 4, 7, 8, 14)

Wax Mekanix – Freak Boutique

Wax Mekanix – Manchester Strawberry Blonde

Wax Mekanix – Head

Wax Mekanix – Black

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