On September 25, Merge will release “Curtain” b/w “Apparition,” the second in a series of 7-inch singles from Flock of Dimes, the solo project of Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner. Limited to 1,000 copies, each 7-inch includes a download coupon for both tracks.
Flock of Dimes – “Curtain”
Jenn launched Flock of Dimes in 2011 as a way to explore more experimental recording and songwriting outside of the burgeoning success of Wye Oak. A tour opening for Sharon Van Etten followed, and a debut 7-inch, “Prison Bride” b/w “I Can’t Tell You Why (screwed mix),” was released by Baltimore-based Friends Records in April of 2011. There are more singles planned as part of this series, but a full-length is not yet on the horizon.
“These two songs function as a pair of opposites: ‘Curtain’ documents the thoughtless, obsessed joy of new love, whereas ‘Apparition’ attempts to catch sight of the ghosts it leaves behind in the wake of its absence,” says Jenn.
Produced and realized with the help of Mickey Free, “Curtain” b/w “Apparition” features a beautiful cover photograph by Matthew Yake.
Pre-order the limited-edition Flock of Dimes 7-inch single featuring “Curtain” b/w “Apparition” now in the Merge store.
Flock of Dimes will perform at a free Hopscotch Festival day part on September 7 in Raleigh, NC and has more tour dates planned for later this year. Wye Oak just finished a tour with Dirty Projectors, and have announced headlining dates beginning in September. Keep up with Jenn and Flock of Dimes via Twitter and flockofdimes.com
Wye Oak on tour:
Sep 08 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
Sep 13 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Sep 14 Bloomington, IN – Bishop
Sep 15 Chicago, IL – Hideout Block Party
Sep 17 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Sep 18 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
Sep 19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sep 20 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sep 21 Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s
Sep 22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Sep 23 Washington, DC – Black Cat