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. Now it’s other artists’ turn to remix Wye Oak. With a digital-only deluxe edition of Shriek out today, the band have shared a stunning remix of album track “Despicable Animal”, courtesy of fellow Baltimore artists Future Islands and Moss Of Aura. The remix retains the track’s gentle synth textures but foregoes the skittering drums for a sugary, pulsating groove. Hear the remix, see the Shriek (Deluxe Version) tracklist, and check out Wye Oak’s upcoming West Coast tour dates below.

Shriek (Deluxe Version) tracklist:

01 “Before”
02 “Shriek”
03 “The Tower”
04 “Glory”
05 “Sick Talk”
06 “Schools Of Eyes”
07 “Despicable Animal”
08 “Paradise”
09 “I Know The Law”
10 “Logic Of Color”
11 “Glory (DJ Keith Sweaty Remix)”
12 “Sick Talk (Matmos Remix)”
13 “Shriek (DJ Daylight Remix)”
14 “Despicable Animal (Moss Of Aura / Future Islands Remix)”
15 “The Tower (Drew Swinburne Remix)”

Wye Oak tour dates:

7/22 Santa Barbara, CA @ SOHO
7/23 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
7/24 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
7/25 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
7/26 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
7/28 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
7/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge

Shriek (Deluxe Version) is out today via Merge Records. Buy it at iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, and Google Play.