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Changing Creative Expression: What The Hell Even Is An Album In 2016?

This year has been a loud one. We've seen the deaths of titanic icons like David Bowie and Prince, the kinds of artists who touched…
Ryan Leas | June 17, 2016 - 12:01 pm
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Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Wye Oak Tween

This morning, Wye Oak surprise-released a new sorta-album called Tween. It's been two years since their last LP -- the underrated and beautiful Shriek, which…
Ryan Leas | June 9, 2016 - 1:19 pm
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Interview

Q&A: Wye Oak On Moving Apart And Moving Forward

Just about two years ago, Wye Oak released their stunning fourth album, Shriek. It was one of our favorite albums of 2014, and a crucial…
Ryan Leas | March 21, 2016 - 11:39 am
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More Wye Oak stories

Flock Of Dimes – “Everything Is Happening Today”

Under the name Flock Of Dimes, the great Wye Oak bandleader Jenn Wasner has been releasing lovely bedroom-pop records for years. Next month, she'll finally…
Tom Breihan | 11:46 am
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Flock Of Dimes – “Semaphore” Video

A couple of weeks ago, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner announced If You See Me, Say Yes, her first ever full-length under the name Flock Of…
Peter Helman | July 27, 2016 - 9:34 am
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Flock Of Dimes – “Semaphore”

A couple of weeks ago, Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner announced that she would be releasing her first ever full-length under the name Flock Of Dimes,…
Peter Helman | July 13, 2016 - 10:00 am
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Jenn Wasner Announces Flock Of Dimes’ Full-Length Debut

For years, Jenn Wasner, the Wye Oak member with the titanic voice, has been releasing solo music under the name Flock Of Dimes. On her…
Tom Breihan | June 27, 2016 - 11:25 am
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far

Veep, quite possibly the best show on TV right now, depicts a culture of Washington aides chained to their phones, sent scrambling to come up…
Stereogum | June 15, 2016 - 10:30 am
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Wye Oak Release Surprise New Album Tween

Surprise! Wye Oak released a new collection of tracks today titled Tween. The band doesn't consider the album to be LP5 for a single reason:…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 9, 2016 - 11:05 am
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EL VY – “Need A Friend (Wye Oak Remix)”

Matt Berninger of the National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls released their debut album under the name EL VY last fall. Return
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 12, 2016 - 11:12 am
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Watch Wye Oak Cover Pat Benatar’s “We Belong”

When we talked to Wye Oak while they were in Austin for SXSW, they said that new material might be coming "sooner than you think."
James Rettig | March 29, 2016 - 12:48 pm
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Watch Wye Oak Play “The Tower” With The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Last night, the great Baltimore indie duo Wye Oak played at Baltimore's Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, a local institution, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra playing behind…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 12:32 pm
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EL VY – “Need A Friend” Video

Matt Berninger of the National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls have been friends since before their respective bands found success. Years later,…
Grace Birnstengel | October 26, 2015 - 11:10 am
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Stream Flock Of Dimes’ Original Music For Gertrude Stein Stage Adaptation The World Is Round

Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner has been making great experimental synthpop under the name Flock Of Dimes for a few years now, although she's only released…
Peter Helman | August 12, 2015 - 9:06 pm

Wye Oak, Dr. Dog, Dawes To Perform With Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

In their centennial 2015-2016 concert season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is partnering with WTMD-FM 89.7 as part of Pulse, a new concert series to appeal…
Misha Sesar | July 9, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Watch Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner & Sylvan Esso Cover Crowded House & Gillian Welch Together

Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner records synthy, reberby music on her own under the name Flock Of Dimes. And as Flock Of Dimes, she's lately been…
Tom Breihan | June 18, 2015 - 2:34 pm
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Wye Oak – “Despicable Animal (Moss Of Aura + Future Islands Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Since the release of Wye Oak's excellent, nearly guitar-less LP Shriek, the Baltimore duo have contributed synthy remixes to songs from Wilsen and Sylvan Esso.
Aaron Lindenberg | April 28, 2015 - 10:01 am
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Wilsen – “Sea To Sea (Wye Oak Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Tamsin Wilson's voice is so intimate that her atmospheric indie pop feels like a long phone call with a significant other. It's only fitting that…
Aaron Lindenberg | February 18, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Sylvan Esso – “Play It Right (Wye Oak Remix)”

With Shriek's move over to the synth-ier side of things, Wye Oak now have more in common stylistically with Sylvan Esso than they ever would…
James Rettig | January 20, 2015 - 2:09 pm

2014 In Review

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of…
Stereogum | December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am
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