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Concerts

Wye Oak, performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

August 17, 2012 The Baltimore-based duo gave a blistering live performance from the nation's capital.

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Wye Oak performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.

May 29, 2011 A young Baltimore duo with a big sound, Wye Oak plays moody, achy, beautifully blustery rock.

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St.  Vincent's Annie Clark  recreates the pummeling sounds of Big Black, backed by the Dirty Projectors  rhythm section.

May 24, 2011 Hear 14 bands pay tribute to the icons of indie rock and celebrate a book on the rise of the genre.

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Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak performs live at The Black Cat in Washington, D.C.

March 11, 2011 Hear one of Baltimore's moodiest and most powerful bands in concert, live from D.C.'s Black Cat.

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Studio Sessions

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March 14, 2014 The Baltimore duo has a startlingly different second album that's altered their "folk band" status.

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October 15, 2009 Blending shoegazer pop and Americana, Wye Oak interjects bursts of distortion in a session from KUT.

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Interviews & Profiles

Producer John Congleton.

December 23, 2011 The studio utility man has his musical fingerprints all over a ton of stellar records from 2011.

Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak

March 8, 2011 The Baltimore duo reveals how a Discovery Channel documentary influenced a song on their new album.

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Wye Oak; photo by Matthew Yake

July 6, 2010 Hear the Baltimore duo discuss their shimmering, huge-sounding E.P., My Neighbor/My Creator.

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Discover Songs

Annie Clark

July 14, 2010 See St. Vincent, Beck, The Dirty Projectors and more perform some of the year's best cover songs.

Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack bash at each other with everything they have.

August 18, 2009 In "Take It In," Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack bash at each other with everything they have.

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News

Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak

March 8, 2011 The Baltimore duo reveals how a Discovery Channel documentary influenced a song on their new album.

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A 12-inch record tips onto the spindle at EKS Manufacturing.

March 2, 2011 As other formats have come and gone, a small but devoted audience has kept the LP alive.

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Reviews

Wye Oak's "Civilian" examines the push-and-pull between a complex mind and a desire for the comforts of normalcy.

February 17, 2011 "Civilian" examines the conflict between a complex mind and a desire for the comforts of normalcy.

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The Baltimore duo Wye Oak releases the blustery and mysterious Civilian on March 8.

January 1, 2011 A preview of forthcoming albums by R.E.M., Iron and Wine, James Blake, Adele and Wye Oak.

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Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack bash at each other with everything they have.

August 18, 2009 In "Take It In," Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack bash at each other with everything they have.

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Fake cover for The Shins' 'Honey Poke Shimmy Lantern.'

February 28, 2008 Carrie reviews albums with actually hearing them first. Unfortunately, these records don't exist.

More Stories

Clockwise from upper left: Holly Herndon, Ratking, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak, and John Lurie.

January 28, 2014 All Songs Considered's latest mix includes dark hip-hop from Ratking, new electronic dance and more.

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Wye Oak's new album, Shriek, comes out April 29.

April 20, 2014 The band, known for its glorious guitar noise, trades it in for a synthesizer-driven sound.

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June 29, 2012 Recorded between albums for Adult Swim, "Spiral" sets Wye Oak's stormy swirl to programmed beats.

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Wye Oak's Civilian, known now and forever as Stephen Thompson's third favorite record of 2011.

December 7, 2011 A list of albums showcasing the stormy elegance, big ideas and transporting melodies of 2011.

Cover art for Shabazz Palaces.

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Tom Waits and more artists from S to W.

tUnE-yArDs album cover

June 14, 2011 The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year (so far) includes tUnE-yArDs and more artists K-Z.

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April 8, 2011 The Baltimore duo recruited the creative chops of hometown artists to create the video for "Fish."

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February 27, 2011 Hear the Baltimore duo's stormy new songs of alienation.

Wye Oak performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

March 29, 2010 The talented Baltimore duo didn't have to travel far to liven up a day at the NPR Music offices.

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Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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My Neighbor/My Creator

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  • Album: My Neighbor/My Creator
  • Artist: Wye Oak
  • Label: Merge
  • Released: 2010
 

Shriek

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  • Album: Shriek
  • Artist: Wye Oak
  • Label: Merge
  • Released: 2014
 

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  • Album: Diamond Mine
  • Artist: King Creosote & Jon Hopkins
  • Label: Domino Records
  • Released: 2011
 

Knot

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  • Album: Knot
  • Artist: Wye Oak
  • Label: Merge
  • Released: 2009