Wax Fang Biography
Black And Endless Night
The debut LP, Black & Endless Night, was originally released as a solo album by Scott Carney in December 2005. After Jacob Heustis (bass) and Kevin Ratterman (drums) began performing with Carney, the band began playing under the moniker Wax Fang and Black & Endless Night was subsequently re-released as a Wax Fang album on their own label, Don't Panic Records.
La La Land
After touring with My Morning Jacket in the fall of 2006, the band entered Ardent Studios with engineer Doug Easley (Easley McCain Recording) (Pavement, Sonic Youth, Guided by Voices) to begin recording their next album, La La Land. The band then opened for My Morning Jacket on New Year's Eve 2006 at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
In 2007, Wax Fang opened for Spoon, Black Mountain, Man Man, The Whigs and The Features. La La Land was released in November 2007.
In 2009, the band played SXSW, Summerfest, and the Wakarusa Festival.
In February 2010, the band signed with Absolutely Kosher Records for the European release of La La Land. Wax Fang toured the UK in May 2010 playing such festivals as All Tomorrow's Parties (curated by Pavement), The Dot To Dot Festival, The Great Escape Festival, and "the Stag & Dagger Festival". The tour also included a BBC Session on Radio 1.
In 2013, Scott Carney scored episode 150 of the television series American Dad and the song Majestic was featured prominently in the storyline.
The Astronaut (Part 1)
In October 2010, Wax Fang released a 17 minute digital only single on Removador Recordings & Solutions called The Astronaut (Part 1). The band opened for My Morning Jacket at the KFC Yum! Center to commemorate the release.
In November 2011, Wax Fang toured with Dr. Dog.
Mirror, Mirror EP
In August 2012, SPIN announced the release of the Mirror, Mirror EP. SPIN later premiered the video for the title track, Mirror, Mirror. The video was self- produced by Scott Carney and Jacob Heustis.
In April 2013, SPIN announced the release of Wax Fang's digital-only single, "The Blonde Leading The Blonde".
Current members are Scott Carney and Jacob Heustis. Kevin Ratterman left the band in 2011.