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North Carolina-based Merge Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. From taking over baseball games to planning their own four-day festival, they've been doing so in style. The next…   Read Story »
Every year the A.V. Club does its Undercover series, which begins with a big list of songs and each week allows a band to pick one of those songs to cover. The catch is, once that song is covered, it…   Read Story »
Kate Bush's 1985 single "Running Up That Hill" conjures a soulfully dusky vibe not far off from the feelings Wye Oak elicited on their bass-and-keyboards excursion Shriek, so it's a perfect fit for…   Read Story »
The Baltimore duo Wye Oak released their synth-dominated new album Shriek a few days ago, and now they've made a video for the grandly fidgety single "Glory." It's a weird one. Michael Patrick…   Read Story »
A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn't the first time rhythm &…   Read Story »
The first thing you notice, of course, is the lack of guitar. That's been the hook ever since the announcement of Wye Oak's new album Shriek. Ever since we got our collective first taste via "The…   Read Story »
Wye Oak's Shriek arrives with a Liars-like conceptual conceit: After evolving into masters of the guitar-driven mood piece over the course of three LPs, the Baltimore duo has dispensed with guitars…   Read Story »
"The Tower" was our first sample of Wye Oak's new guitar-free sound, and now it's also the first video from the Baltimore duo's forthcoming Shriek. Although the song's bounding lope is tinged with…   Read Story »
We skipped 5 Best Songs last week due to SXSW, and came back to a Week In Music so overcrowded with options that we could have easily filled two or more such lists and still had worthy songs to argue…   Read Story »
So far from Wye Oak's guitar-free, synth-heavy Shriek we've heard the elegantly stomping lead single "The Tower" and a live rendition of the grooving twilight slow jam "Before." Now another studio…   Read Story »