Posts tagged "Wye Oak"

Wye Oak’s Wiry, Intense Kate Bush Cover Is Great

Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)," from her landmark 1985 album Hounds of Love, is the type of song…
By: Marc Hogan / June 3, 2014

Wye Oak Swap Guitars for Synths on Soaring ‘Shriek’

On Wye Oak's first three albums, the indie rock duo excelled at writing catchy guitar numbers that showcased its fondness for distortion and soaring…
By: Mike Ayers / April 28, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: Pixies, Wye Oak, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Chad VanGaalen, and More

A new week brings a new batch of albums to stream. Take your pick, from the first Pixies album in over 20 years,…
By: SPIN Staff / April 24, 2014

Wye Oak Dance Themselves Dirty in ‘The Tower’ Video

With the release of Wye Oak's Shriek a few weeks away, the Baltimore duo celebrrates its turn down synthesizer lane with a new video…
By: Dan Reilly / April 2, 2014

Merge 25 Festival: Neutral Milk Hotel, Bob Mould, Wye Oak, and More

As previously reported, influential indie-rock label Merge Records will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a weekend-spanning festival running July 23 through…
By: Mike Ayers / March 19, 2014

Hear Wye Oak’s Brainy, Buzzing New Single ‘Glory’

Wye Oak reimagine themselves as a duo driven by sturdy bass lines and jumpy keyboards on their upcoming fourth album,…
By: Kyle McGovern / March 17, 2014

Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner Talks Ditching the Guitars for the Resilient, Restorative New ‘Shriek’

Shriek, the fourth album from Wye Oak (out next month on Merge), opens with a jittery keyboard line, making plain the Baltimore duo's shift…
By: Maura Johnston / March 13, 2014

Wye Oak Ditch Guitar for Lead ‘Shriek’ Single ‘The Tower’

Last year, SPIN visited Wye Oak in the studio while they were working on their fourth album, an LP that marks a drastic…
By: Kyle McGovern / January 29, 2014

SXSW 2014: Gary Numan, Black Lips, Blouse, Diarrhea Planet Join Lineup

Once again, the fine folks of South by Southwest have let slip a handful — okay, a windfall — of names set to play the Austin,…
By: Chris Martins / November 19, 2013

Wye Oak Embrace Reinvention, Abandon Guitar on Upcoming Fourth Album

"We've been really excited," Wye Oak's Andy Stack says, "that this record can finally be a time when people put to rest the moniker 'indie…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 30, 2013

Hear Wye Oak’s Hypnotic Adult Swim Track ‘Spiral’

Last year's Civilian, by the Baltimore duo of singer-guitarist Jenn Wasner and drummer-keyboardist Andy Stack, was one of the year's understated pleasures. Wye Oak'…
By: Marc Hogan / July 2, 2012

Twitter Trio: Steven Tyler, Black Keys + More

Lots of musicians tweet, but all that Twitters is not gold. That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweet…
By: Anna Hyclak / May 5, 2011

Wye Oak, ‘Civilian’ (Merge)

This Baltimore male-female duo's third album alternates gorgeous currents of dread, catharsis, assurance, and doubt. Singer-guitarist Jenn Wasner's voice and lyrics -- smoky, seductive, strange…
By: Josh Modell / March 8, 2011

Invisible Children Hit Austin with Deer Tick, Wye Oak!

Invisible Children, a media-based non-profit organization that seeks to end conflict in in Central East Africa brought on by a rebel army, is hosting a…
By: Luke McCormick / March 4, 2011

Breaking Out: Wye Oak

Many bands endure the galling process of getting grades from critics (A for "next Radiohead," D for "next Nickelback, if they practice harder"). Wye Oak…
By: Ellen Carpenter / August 19, 2009

Hot New Band: Wye Oak

Somewhere between Neko Case's reverb-drenched Americana rock and Beach House's shoegazing whimsy is Wye Oak, a Baltimore duo whose new album, The Knot (out July…
By: William Goodman / May 8, 2009