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Wye Oak

Wye Oak, a Baltimore-based indie rock duo comprising Jenn Wasner (guitar, vocals) and Andy Stack (drums, keyboards, vocals), took their name from a symbolic 460-year-old tree in their home state of Maryland. Formed in 2006 under the moniker Monarch, Wasner and Stack recorded their first album in varied spots, bouncing around various basements and apartments, eventually landing a record deal with indie heavyweight Merge. The label would go on to release the act's 2008 debut, If Children, as well as the 2009 follow-up Knot and 2010 EP My Neighbor/My Creator. By the time of their 2011 self-produced album, Civilian, which was also released by Merge, Wasner and Stack had refined their sound to a fine point and had gained a devoted following. After the record's release, the duo embarked on a lengthy tour that left them completely spent and in need of a break. Once finished with their obligations, Stack relocated to Texas and Wasner launched two new projects, the more experimental Flock of Dimes and the electronic R&B duo Dungeonesse with songwriter/producer Jon Ehrens. When the time came to get back to Wye Oak, Wasner switched from guitar to bass, feeling that they had exhausted their previous guitar-based approach. Relying more on synths and drum machines and adding in some R&B influences in place of folk, their fourth album, Shriek, was recorded at the Rare Book Room with Nicolas Vernhes and released by Merge in April of 2014. After the album's release, Wasner stayed busy providing guest vocals on albums by Mac McCaughan, Soft Pink Truth and Shearwater, while also readying the first Flock of Dimes album, which was issued by Partisan Records in late 2016. A few months before that the band and Merge dug into the archives and uncovered some songs that were written and recorded between the time of Civilian and Shriek. Titled Tween, the eight-song collection showed some behind-the-scenes footage of the band's creative shift that occurred during that time span. ~ James Christopher Monger
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  1.   Song
  2.   Holy Holy
  3.   Civilian
  4.   Two Small Deaths
  5.   Fish
  6.   For Prayer
  7.   Better (For Esther)
  8.   Mother
  9.   Please Concrete
  10.   Strangers
  11.   Regret
  12.   On Luxury
  13.   Too Right
  14.   No Dreaming
  15.   Logic of Color
  16.   Shriek
  17.   My Neighbor
  18.   My Creator
  19.   Sight, Flight
  20.   Orchard Fair
  21.   Archaic Smile
  22.   I Don't Feel Young
  23.   Out of Nowhere
  24.   Paradise
  25.   We Were Wealth
  26.   Schools of Eyes
  27.   Warning
  28.   Watching the Waiting
  29.   I Know the Law
  30.   Despicable Animal
  31.   Sick Talk
  32.   Glory
  33.   The Tower
  34.   Before
  35.   The Alter
  36.   Emmylou
  37.   That I Do
  38.   Take It In
  39.   Siamese
  40.   I Want for Nothing
  41.   Obituary
  42.   Plains
  43.   Dogs Eyes
  44.   Talking About Money
  45.   Family Glue
  46.   I Hope You Die
  47.   Trigger Finger
  48.   A Lawn to Mow
  49.   Milk and Honey
  50.   Keeping Company
  51.   Mary is Mary
  52.   Tattoo
  53.   Hot as Day
  54.   Doubt
  55.   If You Should See
  56.   If Children Were Wishes

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