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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

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

Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

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…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download New Cover Songs And Watch A Short Documentary Celebrating 25 Years Of Merge

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…
James Rettig | July 8, 2014 - 7:47 pm

Watch Wye Oak Cover Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” For A.V. Club

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…
Miles Bowe | June 3, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Watch Wye Oak Cover Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”

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…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 9:45 am

Wye Oak – “Glory” Video

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…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Soft Screams: Wye Oak On The Anxieties And Introspection Of Shriek

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…
Ryan Leas | April 29, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Stream Wye Oak Shriek

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…
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2014 - 10:05 am

Wye Oak – “The Tower” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

"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.
Chris DeVille | April 2, 2014 - 10:02 am
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