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Sometimes even the most exclusively solo artist needs a bit of a guide, especially if that musician happens to play guitar. Wax Fang, the guitar-driven multi-layered workshop band created -- as a solo project, initially -- by Scott Carney in 2005, found a new dynamic in the rhythm section of bassist Jake Heustis and drummer Kevin Ratterman after Carney liked what the low-end pair were able to bring to his Eno/Bowie-esque rock, pop, surf, and guitar-addled soundscape. The Fang's first album -- a Carney solo work in every way entitled Black & Endless Night -- was released around 2005, and was soon followed by more sessions and the addition of the aforementioned bassist and drummer. The new direction for Wax Fang was bolstered in 2006 when the band embarked on its first tour, opening up for fellow Kentuckian outfit My Morning Jacket. After returning from the road, Wax Fang put tunes to tape and spawned their sophomore effort, La La Land.