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Wye Oak

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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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  2.   Holy Holy
  3.   Civilian
  4.   Two Small Deaths
  5.   Fish
  6.   For Prayer
  7.   Better (For Esther)
  8.   Please Concrete
  9.   Mother
  10.   Strangers
  11.   Hot as Day
  12.   Archaic Smile
  13.   Sick Talk
  14.   Dogs Eyes
  15.   I Hope You Die
  16.   The Tower
  17.   Schools of Eyes
  18.   I Don't Feel Young
  19.   Watching the Waiting
  20.   Logic of Color
  21.   Paradise
  22.   Despicable Animal
  23.   Glory
  24.   Shriek
  25.   That I Do
  26.   Mary is Mary
  27.   Orchard Fair
  28.   Out of Nowhere
  29.   Doubt
  30.   Take It In
  31.   Milk and Honey
  32.   Keeping Company
  33.   A Lawn to Mow
  34.   Obituary
  35.   Sight, Flight
  36.   If Children Were Wishes
  37.   No Dreaming
  38.   Before
  39.   We Were Wealth
  40.   Family Glue
  41.   Tattoo
  42.   I Want for Nothing
  43.   Plains
  44.   My Creator
  45.   Talking About Money
  46.   Warning
  47.   Trigger Finger
  48.   If You Should See
  49.   Siamese
  50.   Regret
  51.   The Alter
  52.   My Neighbor
  53.   On Luxury
  54.   I Know the Law
  55.   Emmylou
  56.   Too Right

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