Upon returning from their maiden UK tour highlighted by an invitation from Pavement to play their All Tomorrow Parties Festival, Wax Fang shacked up in a make shift analog studio in a vacant gymnasium to capture the open sounds of outer space. Clocking in at just shy of 17 minutes, “The Astronaut Pt. 1,” their first recorded output since the 2007 release LA LA LAND, is by far Wax Fang’s most ambitious undertaking yet: imagine Pink Floyd and Radiohead collaborating on a modern day take of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Coupled with Wax Fang’s trademark dynamic shift of loud, soaring riffs to soft, meditative guitar lines, Carney’s vocals vividly guide you alongside The Astronaut lost in space.
“The Astronaut Pt. 1″ continues the running relationship with Yim Yames, as the MMJ front man (who has already handpicked Wax Fang to support My Morning Jacket on several occasions) releases the Louisville, Kentucky trio’s magnum opus on his label, Removador Recordings And Solutions. The digital only single will be released October 19, 2010.