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Wye Oak will release their new album, The Knot, on July 21st.Wye Oak will release their new album, The Knot, on July 21st. The Knot was written and recorded by Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner in rural Cumberland, MD and in their Baltimore living room.
Jenn and Andy spent much of If Children, their debut album, submerging their songs of youthful love and dread in a distortion haze, but The Knot starts with a bell. From the first clarion-clear note, Wye Oak's collective vision is sharpened on The Knot, a set of songs that sway, stretch, and scream while always reaching outward for a personal connection.
Wye Oak started as two friends recording songwriting demos together, but their basement project has since evolved to include tours of America and Europe. The NY Times' Jon Pareles described their live performance, "Wye Oak segued thoughtful roots-tinged rock into richly overwhelming textural excursions."
The Knot will be available on CD and digital download on July 21st. Wye Oak just began a US tour with Pomegranates.
Wye Oak on Tour!
04.16 Newport, KY Southgate House
04.17 Chicago, IL The Hideout
04.18 Northfield, MN Carleton College - The Cave
04.19 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
04.20 Iowa City, IA PS1
04.21 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
04.22 Denver, CO Lion's Lair
04.23 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
04.24 Boise, ID Neurolux
04.25 Kennewick, WA The Red Room
04.26 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
04.27 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
04.29 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
04.30 Los Angeles, CA Silverlake Lounge
05.01 Phoenix, AZ Stinkweeds Record Store
05.04 Norman, OK Opolis
05.05 Ft. Worth, TX Lola's Stockyards
05.06 Austin, TX The Mohawk
05.09 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
05.10 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
05.11 Washington, DC Black Cat Backstage
05.12 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
05.13 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
05.14 Cambridge, MA TT the Bear's
05.15 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine
05.16 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery