This Friday is the release date for the new David Wax Museum album, Guesthouse. To help celebrate its release, this week we'll be looking ahead to the upcoming album and looking back to some of our favorite David Wax Museum related memories.
"Don't Lose Heart" tackles some truly tricky subject matter for a musician: The hardships of being a musician. The average listener can't exactly relate to the issues of touring, such as "sleeping in a different bed every night," but it does strike the much more universal chord of doing what you absolutely love and not caring about the problems that come up. As someone who sits in a cubicle and fantasizes about more just about every day, it's beautiful to hear from someone who had the guts to take the less common road, struggled through it, and still loves it. You hear too many stories from musicians complaining about touring in their individual buses while staying in $500 a night hotel rooms, and here is this band singing about not knowing if they have enough money for gas to the next gig and how much they love it. That's what makes David Wax Museum such a special band: They love every moment of their career and it shows.
Guesthouse is due out October 16th. You can pre-order it here. Also, be sure to check out their website for their upcoming mega-tour. We can't recommend their show highly enough. Check out "Don't Lose Heart" below.