I’m sitting here in my designated chair in the Listening Room at SGTMT Headquarters, listening to three tracks from Baltimore’s Wye Oak and it’s becoming clear they are a band I haven’t investigated nearly enough.
Three albums and an EP into their career, they seem to have a perfect grasp of how to mix folk with a dash of pop sensibilities and the twin vocals of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack compliment each other so well. I’ve got some catching up to do.
I Hope You Die in particular has really got a hold of me – it’s so subdued but it feels like it’s battling to hold something fiercer back. Wonderful work.
All Tomorrow’s Parties are offering I Hope You Die as well as Take It In and Civilian for free download; a track from every Wye Oak release apart from their debut If Children LP. Take a listen below, click the button to download and if you like the sound then it’s only right to go buy the release I suppose. Perhaps this Saturday for Record Store Day?
Find out more about Wye Oak here. It looks like I’m going record shopping again.