Rhett Miller cut his teeth with the alt-country Old 97’s, but years before the band released Too Far To Care, the catchiest and most compelling distillation of its cow-punk-meets-Brit-Invasion template, Miller put out his own little-heard first solo album, Mythologies. Now 2,800 miles from Dallas, where he got his start, Miller is a family man and has released his fifth studio album, The Dreamer. On all counts, the LP marks a return to basics for Miller after three studio albums that toned down the twang, ratcheted up the pop smarts and layered on the studio frills. Miller will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our recent feature on him.
Miller: If you haven’t heard of David Wax Museum, chances are you will be hearing about them soon. Oh wait, you’re hearing about them right now. And you’ll thank me for it. David Wax and Suz Slezak form the core of the Museum. Their harmonies define the group’s sound. David’s extensive travels through Mexico resulted in his taking a unique approach to rhythm and song structure. His songs are sweet and exciting and fun. That’s the best thing about David Wax Museum: their infectious good nature. Oh, and the fact that Suz plays a donkey jawbone as a percussion instrument. They are crowd-funding their new record right now. Haul ass over there and be a part of it.
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