New Wave Donut is the latest tribute album from Wax Donut Records, formerly known as Black Donut Records, who today unveils the track listing, cover art, preorders, and several tracks from the record.
Uniting a diverse array of punk and metal bands hail from across the United States, V/A: New Wave Donut features two bands with a longstanding relationship to the label – Night Goat, Bovine Nightmares – as well as several fresh faces from the annals of Bandcamp including Naw, Wipes, Science Man, The Kronk Men, Basement Family, and Glose.
The collected tracks were mastered by Steve Glaze at Tonefreq, and the cover art for V/A: New Wave Donut was created by Chris Bentley (Night Goat).
Owing to the label’s tagline, “For the odd, the noisy, the heavy,” the compilation features eight pummeling versions of classic songs from the late-‘70s to mid-‘80s. Wax Donut Records head honcho Morey Straus reveals, “Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I’m a total nut for the new wave and post-punk music of the late-‘70s to mid-‘80s. So, when I was ready to organize a new tribute comp, the idea was quickly cemented in my mind. I did what I’ve done with past tribute projects; I reached out to some of my favorite active bands in the heavy-ish music sphere to see who might have time and interest. I filled all the slots for this one quickly.”
He continues, “The bands had almost total freedom of song choices. My only criteria for acceptance were that they considered their choice to be part of the original new wave era (in the broadest sense of the label), and that I’d only take one song from any given artist. I really enjoyed watching the song selections come in for this. While only a couple of my favorites made it into the list, I knew I would not be disappointed. And my gut was right. The heavy lens applied by these bands has given me a new appreciation for all of these tracks. I hope you enjoy these re-imagined versions as much as I do. This comp is dedicated to all of the amazing artists who created the first new wave / post-punk era, and to all of the great underground artists producing music today.”
Confirmed for release on March 1st, New Wave Donut is now open for preorder exclusively through Wax Donut as a very limited edition 12” LP pressed on random colors. Digital downloads will be available as singles from each of the individual bands and all songs are expected to appear on streaming services as well.
Find preorders where Night Goat’s cover of Siouxsie And The Banshees’ “Bring Me The Head Of The Preacher Man” and Glose’s rendition of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” are streaming at Bandcamp RIGHT HERE.
V/A New Wave Donut Track Listing:
1. Naw – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark “Electricity”
2. Wipes – Gary Numan “Are Friends Electric?”
3. Science Man – Suburban Lawns “Gossip”
4. The Kronk Men – Theatre Of Sheep – Pyramids Babylon
5. Basement Family – Ministry “Work For Love”
6. Bovine Nightmares – Eurythmics “Here Comes The Rain Again”
7. Night Goat – Siouxsie And The Banshees “Bring Me The Head Of The Preacher Man”
8. Glose – Tears For Fears “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Watch for additional previews of New Wave Donut and other news from Wax Donut to post over the days ahead.