Laura appears in Wax Tailor’s documentary, In Wax We Trust, which was posted online last week in conjunction with his new album. He interviewed her last year on Halloween, at the same time Morticia was setting up gear for their epic reunion show (that same awesome lineup will be, incidentally, returning from the grave again — this year they’ll be at the Whiskey Junction on Sunday the 30th).
When the French hip hop producer, whose real name is Jean-Christophe Le Saoût, asked after the interview if Laura had any questions, she wanted to know if he had met any women running record stores during his travels. He hadn’t, as you’ll see in this short documentary, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. It certainly wasn’t the fault of Monsieur Le Saoût, but just the result of a random sampling of record store proprietors.
Laura has described how she feels a little like she snuck in under a “No GirlƧ Allowed” sign. The truth is, this record store wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for Laura, and even if it were it would be so much less awesome than it is today. There’s a different sort of sign above the entrance to the Blue Moon, the cafe connected to our shop, which says “Everyone welcome.” We think that’s the way a record shop could be — with the exception of shoplifters.
Wax Tailor’s new album, By Any Beats Necessary, is in shops now, including our own. It includes some pretty impressive collaborations, including songs with Wu Tang’s Ghostface Killah, Tricky and retro-soul singer Lee Fields, less his group the Expressions.