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

Wye Oak return to US tour on July 5, share Shriek closer

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.”

The band will be on tour throughout the summer in both Europe and the US and will play their first hometown show since the release of Shriek in Baltimore on July 26th at the Metro Gallery Charles Street Parking Lot with Wume and Matmos as openers.  They begin the full US Tour starting July 5th.  With the assistance of Revolutions Per Minute, $2 of every ticket sold on this tour will go to a local charity of the band’s choice. 

The band recently performed the track on WNYC Soundcheck, watch hereShriek is available for purchase on LP, CD, and digital in the Merge store.

Wye Oak on tour:
Jul 5 Dallas, TX — Trees
Jul 6 Austin, TX — The Parish
Jul 8 Phoenix, AZ — The Crescent Ballroom
Jul 9 Solano Beach, CA — Belly Up
Jul 10 Los Angeles, CA — El Rey Theater
Jul 12 San Francisco, CA — Phono del Sol
Jul 14 Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge
Jul 15 Seattle, WA — Neumos
Jul 16 Vancouver, BC — Venue
Jul 18 Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge
Jul 19 Denver, CO — The Bluebird Theater
Jul 21 Columbia, MO — Mojo's
Jul 22 Louisville, KY — Zanzabar
Jul 25 Carrboro, NC — Cat's Cradle (Merge 25)
Jul 26 Baltimore, MD — Metro Gallery Charles St. Parking Lot
Aug 1 Mexico City, MX — Plaza Condesa
Aug 29 Wiltshire, UK — End of the Road Festival
Aug 30 Trinity, UK — Jersey Live
Sep 1 Brighton, UK — The Green Door Store
Sep 2 Lille, FR — La Peniche
Sep 3 Bergen, NO — Perfect Sounds Forever
Sep 5 Madrid, ES — El Sol
Sep 6 San Sebastian, ES — Kutxa Kultur Festival
Sep 7 Barcelona, ES — Music Hall
Oct 23-25 New York, NY — Joshua Light Show at NYU Skirball Center