American indie pop groups don't reach into the well of Mexican music for influence all that often. Boston-based duo, The David Wax Museum, however, is proving to be an exception. The group blends Latin rhythms, Americana, indie folk and acoustic rock together into one energetic whole, and then punctuates it all with mariachi guitars and horn blasts. While David Wax and Suz Slezak form the core of the band, the David Wax Museum expands on record and onstage to incorporate mandolins, upright bass and drums. The band began to gain attention thanks to a successful performance at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival, which spawned tour dates with the likes of the Old 97s and the Avett Brothers.
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