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

Watch Wye Oak In Concert

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


Wye Oak.

Read Wye Oak Heads Down A Sinister Side Road In 'Spiral'

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


Producer John Congleton.

Read John Congleton: Meet Indie Rock's Unsung Hero Of 2011

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

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

Read Stephen Thompson's 10 Favorite Albums Of 2011

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

Read 50 Favorites Of 2011: S-W

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

25 Favorites: From King Creosote To Wye Oak

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

Wye Oak performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.

Listen Sasquatch 2011: Wye Oak, Live In Concert

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



Watch First Watch: Wye Oak, 'Fish'

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

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

Listen Wye Oak In Concert

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


Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack of Wye Oak

Listen Singled Out: Wye Oak's 'The Alter'

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


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

Read Slow And Steady: Vinyl Survives

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


Wye Oak.

Read First Listen: Wye Oak, 'Civilian'

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

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

Listen Wye Oak: A Combustible Mix Of Bluster And Beauty

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


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

Listen An Early Look At 2011's Best Music

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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