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Wye Oak's new album, Shriek, comes out April 29.
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April 20, 2014 The band, known for its glorious guitar noise, opts for a synthesizer-driven sound.
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March 14, 2014 We are live with the Baltimore duo at the Four Seasons in Austin for our Sense of Place series. We'll talk about their startlingly different new album and how it's altered their "folk band" status.
Clockwise from upper left: Holly Herndon, Ratking, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak, and John Lurie.
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January 28, 2014 On our latest show, host Bob Boilen shows off his new-found ability to throat-sing, while introducing us to a brand new sound from the duo Wye Oak.
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August 17, 2012 The Baltimore-based duo gave a blistering live performance from the nation's capital.
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June 29, 2012 Recorded between albums for Adult Swim, the brand new song "Spiral" sets Wye Oak's stormy swirl to programmed beats.
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December 23, 2011 As one of indie rock's in-demand producers, engineers, mixers, Congleton is an all-around utility player whose musical fingerprints are all over a ton of stellar recordings from 2011.
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.
December 5, 2011 Musicians new and familiar gave us exciting sounds in 2011. We witnessed the ascent of the mighty Merrill Garbus, a.k.a. tUnE-yArDs. We reveled at the return of Ishmael Butler, formerly known as Butterfly from jazz-rap greats Digable Planets, whose debut with Shabazz Palaces gave off a dark buzz. Wilco moved even farther away from its alt-country roots and managed to sound even more like Wilco. The list of our 50 favorite records of 2011 wraps up here, with album Shabazz Palaces, Sonny Rollins and more artists from S to W.
June 14, 2011 If you're looking for the best of 2011's first half in virtually every major musical genre, here's a good starting point. The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year (so far) continues with tUnE-yArDs and more artists from K to Z.
Wye Oak performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.
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May 29, 2011 A young Baltimore duo with a big sound, Wye Oak has already built up a formidable catalog of moody, achy, beautifully blustery rock songs about the futile pursuit of normalcy and contentment.
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