Wye Oak News

Wye Oak plays live on KEXP, WTMD,and XM's The Loft

Wye Oak recently stopped by the Triple Door in Seattle to perform for KEXP VIPs, including Shriek favorite "Logic of Color." Check out the full set below, and find more Wye Oak videos on the KEXP blog. Towson's WTMD also hosted the band for a special listener event last month! Check it out below.

Wye Oak will also be featured on XM The Loft next week! A very special session with the band will air August 25 at Noon Eastern / 9am Pacific. Encore performances will also air Wednesday at 5pm Eastern, Friday at 11pm, Saturday at Noon and Sunday at Midnight.  It’ll also be available on demand for all Sirius subscribers.

Shriek is available in the Merge shop & at all independent record stores now.

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Wye Oak return to US tour on July 5, share Shriek closer "Logic of Color"

If you have seen Wye Oak live this year around the release of their new album Shriek, you know "Logic of Color" has become an instant staple in the band's set. The New York Times described the album closer as a “voguish nod to retro synth pop” and Rolling Stone called “triumphant.” “When I wrote this song I knew it would be the last track on the record,” said lead singer Jenn Wasner.  “On the surface, it's probably the most straightforward pop song we've ever made. But it's also a song about people and about the creative process—about trying to capture intangible, ephemeral things for a moment and attempting to make them sit still. It's a beautiful process, but one rooted in loss and impermanence—so I wanted it to sound open-ended, like an unfinished thought.”

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Watch Wye Oak's music video for "Glory" on The A.V. Club now!

Wye Oak's Shriek was released yesterday to enthusiastic reviews worldwide, and features on StereogumGrantland, and more.

"Shriek is more of a continuation than a disruption: It’s a product of the catalytic bond between Mr. Stack, on synthesizers and drum programming, and Ms. Wasner, on electric bass." —NY Times

"Despite its electronic emphasis, Shriek bypasses conventional synthpop for more introspective, individual territory." —Wondering Sound

"There's no question Wasner could make these songs work as big guitar anthems, but as skeletal, textured electronic tunes they really let the nuance of both her songwriting and her voice shine through." —Under The Radar

The A.V. Club premiered Wye Oak's new video for "Glory" today, check it out!

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Wye Oak's Shriek is out today!

Wye Oak's fourth LP Shriek is available now on CD, LP and with t-shirt bundle in the Merge store, iTunes, Amazon, Rdio, Spotify, or at your favorite local independant record store.

“[Shriek] is by turns dream, expansive and, ultimately, triumphant.” —Rolling Stone

"Shriek is synthpop haze with serious percussive backbone, the thunderous clatter of Stack’s drumming often stepping up to make the noise that Wasner’s guitar isn’t." —The AV Club

“The tautness of Wasner’s writing had little to do with her instrument of choice and everything with the woman behind the strings: This is nervy, charged music, buzzing like a brain in heat.” —Pitchfork

“Brainy, buzzy…high minded grooves that benefit from Wasner’s heavenly vocals.” —SPIN

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Wye Oak premiere video for "The Tower" & announce new tour dates

Baltimore two-piece Wye Oak has added additional US dates throughout the month of July in support of their new studio album, Shriek, in stores on April 29. Their US Tour kicks off at Coachella and will make stops in over 25 cities across the country.

Today, Stereogum also premiered a video for track “The Tower” off of the upcoming record. Watch the video now.

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Wye Oak share "Glory" from new album Shriek, out April 29

Wye Oak debuted new material on their recent tour with Future Islands and a number of shows at SXSW last week. For those unable to witness in person, the duo are now sharing "Glory" from their fourth full-length studio album Shriek which will be in stores on April 29.

Shriek is available for pre-order now on CD, LP and with t-shirt bundle in the Merge store, and listen & share "Glory" below!

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Wye Oak announce tour with Future Islands in March

Wye Oak will return in 2014 with the highly anticipated follow-up to Civilian. As a warm-up, Jenn & Andy have announced a co-headlining tour with Future Islands on the way to Austin for SXSW. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

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Wye Oak releases new 7-inch of AV Club covers & discusses "Holy Holy"

Wye Oak visited the tiny round room at the AV Club headquarters in Chicago twice to participate in their “Undercover” series. Each Undercover series starts with AV Club writers choosing 25 songs and inviting 25 bands they like to come to their offices in Chicago to perform.

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Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner discusses "Holy Holy" with the AV Club's "One Track Mind"

The AV Club visited Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner in Baltimore as part of their new "One Track Mind" series to talk about "Holy Holy" and check out a few of Jenn's local haunts. Watch her performance of "Holy Holy" and the full interview at the AV Club Wye Oak’s whole catalog, including their latest album Civilian which includes "Holy Holy" and the newly released vinyl reissue of The Knot, are also available in the Merge store.

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Wye Oak on Last Call with Carson Daly

Last Call with Carson Daly recently recorded Wye Oak at the Greek Theatre and have shared "Civilian" and "For Prayer" online! Order Civilian now in the Merge store, and pre-order The Knot on vinyl and receive a free autographed poster while supplies last!

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Wye Oak perform on Last Call with Carson Daly!

Last Call with Carson Daly will feature two live performances from Wye Oak at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles tonight, September 27! Check your local listing for air times in your area. Wye Oak are currently on tour with Explosions in the Sky, and have announced more dates with the National and Neko Case at the end of the year! Check the tour page for the most up-to-date list of shows. Order Civilian on CD, LP or digital in the Merge Store now!

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