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!
Following extensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed 2011 release Civilian, Wye Oak members Jenn and Andy found themselves apart for the first time. Andy had recently moved to the west coast, leaving their hometown of Baltimore. Simultaneously but separately, the two began exploring new ways of writing. Jenn, having picked up the bass did not begin with her typical guitar and likewise Andy began to explore different ways of layering keyboards. The freedom of these new methods allowed for a new found emotional immediacy and in spite of, or perhaps because of the distance, Wye Oak have recorded their most personal album yet.
Shriek was a co-production between Wye Oak and Nicolas Vernhes of Rare Book Room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Vernhes also engineered and mixed the album. His inventive production work complimented the band’s new direction, helping them to create their immensely layered and emotive new sound.
Wye Oak are playing just about everywhere in the coming months: from Europe to Coachella to the eastern US and then back to Europe. With the assistance of Air Traffic Control, $2 of every ticket sold on the US dates will go to a local charity of the band’s choice in each town they visit. Full tour dates below.
Shriek will be released on CD, digital and 150 gram vinyl with the first 1000 copies pressed on orange vinyl. The album is available for pre-order now at iTunes with an instant download of the first single “The Tower”. Also, an exclusively designed t-shirt will be bundled with the album for those that pre-order the record in the Merge store.
Wye Oak on tour:
Mar 20 London, UK — Lexington SOLD OUT
Mar 21 Brussels, BE — Botanique
Mar 23 Amsterdam, NL — MC Theater
Mar 25 Berlin, DE — Privatclub SOLD OUT
Mar 28 Zurich, CH — M4M Music Festival
Mar 29 Istanbul, TR — Salon İKSV
Apr 11 Indio, CA — Coachella SOLD OUT
Apr 18 Indio, CA — Coachella SOLD OUT
May 2 Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 3 Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club
May 5 Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
May 6 Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
May 7 New York, NY — Webster Hall
May 9 Boston, MA — Paradise
May 10 Montreal, QC — Il Motore
May 11 Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern
May 13 Chicago, IL — Metro
May 14 Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall
May 15 Minneapolis, MN — Fine Line Music Café
May 16 Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room
May 17 Lawrence, KS — The Granada
May 18 St. Louis, MO — Old Rock House
May 20 Nashville, TN — Mercy Lounge
May 21 Atlanta, GA — Terminal West
May 28 Vienna, AT — Chelsea
May 29 Prague, CZ — Meet Factory
May 31 Mannheim, DE — Maifeld Derby Festival
Jun 02 Cologne, DE — Studio 672
Jun 03 Hamburg, DE — Prinzenbar
Jun 04 Berlin, DE — Lido
Jun 05 Munich, DE — Strom
Jun 07 Kleinreifling, AT — Sweewiesen Festival
Jun 09 Paris, FR — Le Point Ephemere
Jun 10 London, UK — Islington Assembly Hall
Jun 11 Manchester, UK — Soup Kitchen
Jun 12 Leeds, UK — The Brudenell Social Club
Jun 13 Glasgow, SCT — King Tuts
Jun 14 Dublin, IRL — The Sugar Club
Jun 15 Belfast, IRL — McHughs Basement