New Wye Oak – “Take It In”

Andy Stack and singing waitress Jenn Wasner were responsible for one of our favorite sets at CMJ last year. The new songs they played got us psyched for the Baltimore duo’s sophomore LP. Now six months later we can share the album’s title (The Knot) and release date (7/21, Merge) as well as the cover and first single, which await after the jump.

Lush and woozy “Take It In” is a country-tinged rocker emphasizing Jenn’s Kim Deal-esque scales over layers of crunchy guitars and pedal steel.

Wye Oak – “Take It In” (MP3)

As for the aforementioned live show, you can take it in (sorry) as they crisscross the country over the next few weeks:

04/16 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
04/17 Chicago, IL @The Hideout
04/18 Northfield, MN @ Carleton College – The Cave
04/19 Minneapolis, MN @7th St. Entry
04/20 Iowa City, IA @PS1
04/21 Omaha, NE @The Waiting Room
04/22 Denver, CO @Lion’s Lair
04/23 Salt Lake City, UT @Kilby Court
04/24 Boise, ID @Neurolux
04/25 Kennewick, WA @The Red Room
04/26 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
04/27 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
04/29 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
04/30 Los Angeles, CA @ Silverlake Lounge
05/01 Phoenix, AZ @ Stinkweeds Record Store
05/04 Norman, OK @ Opolis
05/05 Ft. Worth, TX @ Lola’s Stockyards
05/06 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
05/09 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
05/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
05/11 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
05/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
05/13 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
05/14 Cambridge, MA @ TT the Bear’s
05/15 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
05/16 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery

[Mounted Wye Oak photo by Dan Stack.]

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