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We’re playing Coachella this year! Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am PST here.

We’re playing Coachella this year! Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am PST here.

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Wye Oak announce tour with Future Islands in March

Wye Oak will return in 2014 with the highly anticipated follow-up to Civilian. As a warm-up, Jenn & Andy have announced a co-headlining tour with Future Islands on the way to Austin for SXSW. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Wye Oak recently chatted with SPIN Magazine while recording their new album at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn. Jenn described a little of what we can expect saying: “There’s not a lick of guitar on this whole record. It basically inverts what we were responsible for. Andy was playing droney bass lines on keyboard. Now he’s responsible for the more upper register stuff that guitar would normally handle, while I’m playing bass lines on a bass guitar. The idea was really appealing to me because we had sort of hit a wall, just with the complete and total excess of touring that we had done, the use and overuse of that format. It tainted the guitar for me and I was finding it really, really hard to get anything out of it from a writing perspective. I wasn’t excited about it — too much baggage. It just felt tired to me.” 

Don’t miss your chance to preview this new direction live! 

Also, see Jenn perform as part of the upcoming No Other tour in which a collection of musicians will be performing Gene Clark’s album of the same name. More information and dates are here.

Wye Oak’s latest release Civilian as well as their full catalog is available now in the Merge Holiday store.

Wye Oak on tour:
*all shows with Future Islands
Mar 03 Charlottesville, VA — The Southern
Mar 04 Asheville, NC — Orange Peel
Mar 05 Saxapahaw, NC — Haw River Ballroom
Mar 07 Chattanooga, TN — JJ’s Bohemia
Mar 08 Oxford, MS — Proud Larry’s
Mar 09 Baton Rouge, LA — Spanish Moon

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Headlining Eastern US/Can, New Daytrotter session

Wye Oak Daytrotter

Many thanks to the Dirty Projectors, with whom we just completed a great US tour.

If you are in the Eastern US or Canada, look for us this September when we come through with our old friends Callers.  Dates:

8 SEPT 2012
Raleigh, NC
Hopscotch FestivalLincoln Theater
w/ Mac McCaughan, Versus   TICKETS

13 SEPT 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Small’s
w/ Callers   TICKETS

14 SEPT 2012
Bloomington IN
The Bishop
w/ Callers

15 SEPT 2012
Chicago, IL
Hideout Block Party
w/ Wilco, Lee Fields & the Expressions

17 SEPT 2012
Toronto, ON
Horseshoe Tavern
w/ Callers  TICKETS

18 SEPT 2012
Rochester, NY
Bug Jar
w/ Callers  TICKETS

19 SEPT 2012
Boston, MA
Brighton Music Hall
w/ Callers   TICKETS

20 SEPT 2012
Brooklyn, NY
Music Hall of Williamsburg
w/ Callers   TICKETS

21 SEPT 2012
Hoboken, NJ
Maxwell’s
w/ Callers   TICKETS

22 SEPT 2012
Philadelphia, PA
Union Transfer
w/ Callers   TICKETS

23 SEPT 2012
Washington, DC
Black Cat
w/ Callers   TICKETS

ALSO, check out our new Daytrotter session, with live versions of some songs from Civilian, including a re-imagined “Two Small Deaths.”

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New Song, New Shows

Wye Oak was commissioned to write and record a brand new song for the 2012 Adult Swim Singles Program. This year’s program has been expanded to include 12 consecutive weeks (that’s all summer!) with a new exclusive track debuting every Monday. The 2012 Adult Swim Singles Program will be featured at AdultSwim.com/singles from June 18 – September 9 and will include all-new, never-before-released tracks from Wavves, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Elite Gymnastics, The Field, etc.

NPR’s All Songs Considered premiered the stream of Wye Oak’s new song “Spiral” today saying, “Virtually everything about “Spiral” departs from Wye Oak’s sound: the programmed beats, the clean guitar tones, the echo effects on Wasner’s vocal, the chugging pace. For fans of Civilian, it might be a jarring departure, but “Spiral” is a grower — all the more sinister for the surprises it doles out.”

Stream Wye Oak’s new song “Spiral” at AdultSwim.com and visit AdultSwim.com/singles to download the song on Monday, July 2.

Wye Oak will hit the road in July opening for the Dirty Projectors and have announced new headlining dates this fall with more to come. Civilian is available on CD, LP and digital download now in the Merge store.

Wye Oak on tour:
(* w/ Dirty Projectors)
Jul 05 Hamden, CT – The Space

Jul 06 Wellfleet, MA – The Beachcomber

Jul 07 Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall

Jul 08 Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki

Jul 10 Brooklyn, NY – Celebrate Brooklyn! *

Jul 14 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

Jul 15 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge

Jul 17 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *

Jul 18 Lawrence, KS – The Granada *

Jul 20 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater *

Jul 21 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue *

Jul 23 Seattle, WA – The Showbox *

Jul 24 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom *

Jul 25 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *

Jul 27 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre *

Jul 28 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *

Jul 29 San Diego, CA – House of Blues *

Jul 31 Marfa, TX – The Crowley Theatre at Ballroom Marfa *

Aug 02 Austin, TX – Emo’s East *

Aug 03 Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater *

Aug 04 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues *

Aug 05 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree

Aug 17 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

Sep 06 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival

Sep 13 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s Theater

Sep 14 Bloomington, IN – Bishop

Sep 15 Chicago, IL – Hideout Block Party

Sep 17 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

Sep 18 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar

Sep 19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Sep 20 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sep 21 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell’s

Sep 22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Sep 23 Washington, DC - Black Cat

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Happy New Year and Thank You

Hello all,

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us throughout this year, come to our shows, bought our records, given us a place to stay or a warm welcome.  We’ve come to the end of nearly 200 shows in 2011, and we’re still standing, thanks to the warmth that you’ve given us.

Wye Oak will be staying pretty low key for the next little while as we write new material and live normal life for a change.  However, we’ll still be active for some shows here and there.  Two shows are already confirmed for February:

Thursday FEB 23rd @ The Troubador in Los Angeles, CA

Friday FEB 24th @ The Independed in San Francisco, CA as part of the Noise Pop Festival.

As a little holiday gift to you, we recorded this Brenda Lee Christmas classic for the AV Club.

Thanks again for the wonderful year, and see you soon!

x

A&J

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New European headline tour announced!

We’ll be skipping back across to Europe and the UK a couple more times before the year is out, and today we announced a whole bunch of the dates.  It’ll be our first time in a bunch of places, and will mark a return to many others.  Check out the dates:

Mon 22-Aug-11 UK Manchester @ Ruby Lounge

Tue 23-Aug-11 UK EDINBURGH @ CORN EXCHANGE W/ THE NATIONAL 
Wed 24-Aug-11 UK GLASGOW@ ACADEMY W/ THE NATIONAL

Thu 3-Nov-11 GER - BERLIN @ LIDO  
Fri 4-Nov-11 DEN - COPENHAGEN@ HUSET MAGSTRAEDE  
Sat 5-Nov-11 SWE - STOCKHOLM @ DEBASER  
Sun 6-Nov-11 NOR - OSLO @ MONO 
Tue 8-Nov-11 GER - MUNSTER @ GLEIS 22  
Wed 9-Nov-11 GER - HEIDELBERG @ KARLSTORBAHNHOF  
Thu 10-Nov-11 SWI - FRIBOURG @ FRI-SON  
Fri 11-Nov-11 IT -MILAN SALUMERIA @ DELLA MUSICA  
Sat 12-Nov-11 FRA - TOULOUSE @ SAINT DES SEINS  
Sun 13-Nov-11 SPA - SAN SEBASTIEN @ KONTADORES 
Tue 15-Nov-11 SPA - BARCELONA @ SIDECAR 
Thu 17-Nov-11 GER - KOLN @ GEBAUDE  
Fri 18-Nov-11 LUX - LUX @ ROCKHAL CAFÉ  
Sat 19-Nov-11 NETH - DEN HAAG @ CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL  
Sun 20-Nov-11 BEL - ANTWERP @ CROSSING BORDER FESTIVAL  
Mon 21-Nov-11 FRA - PARIS @ POINT EPHEMERE  
Tue 22-Nov-11 UK - LONDON @ XOYO

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Handful of new headline shows …

We’ve just announced a handfull of new headline shows for this spring/summer.  We’ll be playing our first shows in Hartford, Northampton, Cleveland, and Seattle since the release of Civilian.  Here are the dates:

15 JULY 2011 - Hartford CT - Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art w/ Marissa Nadler

16 JULY 2011 - Northampton MA Iron Horse Music Hall

02 AUG 2011 - Pittsburgh PA - Club Cafe

03 AUG 2011 - Cleveland OH Beachland Tavern

09 AUG 2011 - Seattle WA The Crocodile w/ Grand Hallway, Eric Elbogen

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Thanks to everyone who made “Our Concert Could Be Your Life” one of the most fun shows we’ve ever been a part of.  And thanks especially to our pal Michael Azerrad.
New dates are posted for September and October.   We’ll be in the Southern US, Eastern Canada, and the Midwestern US  supporting Explosions in the Sky.
More dates are on the way!

Thanks to everyone who made “Our Concert Could Be Your Life” one of the most fun shows we’ve ever been a part of.  And thanks especially to our pal Michael Azerrad.

New dates are posted for September and October.  We’ll be in the Southern US, Eastern Canada, and the Midwestern US supporting Explosions in the Sky.

More dates are on the way!

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We’ll be back across the pond in June for our first ever string of headline dates.  Here’s the rundown:
June 04 PARIS, FR – LA FLECHE D’OR June 07 AMSTERDAM, NL – PARADISO June 08 GHENT, BE – VOORUIT June 09 HAMBURG, DE – MOLOTOW June 10 GRONIGEN, NL – VERA June 11 MUNICH, DE – ATOMIC CAFÉ June 12 VIENNA, AT – CHELSEA CLUB June 13 FRANKFURT, DE – SINKKASTEN June 14 BERLIN, DE FESTSAAL KREUZBERG (with Herman Dune & Waters) June 16 LONDON, UK HOXTON BAR & KITCHEN
Especially excited for  that Paris date at Fleche D’or, as we played there on our first ever  European tour, and that show happened to fall on the exact night that  Obama was elected President.  Here’s hoping that we can recreate some of  that excitement upon our return.  Here’s an old picture of the DJ at  Fleche d’or that night.  Nice.

We’ll be back across the pond in June for our first ever string of headline dates.  Here’s the rundown:

June 04 PARIS, FR – LA FLECHE D’OR
June 07 AMSTERDAM, NL – PARADISO
June 08 GHENT, BE – VOORUIT
June 09 HAMBURG, DE – MOLOTOW
June 10 GRONIGEN, NL – VERA
June 11 MUNICH, DE – ATOMIC CAFÉ
June 12 VIENNA, AT – CHELSEA CLUB
June 13 FRANKFURT, DE – SINKKASTEN
June 14 BERLIN, DE FESTSAAL KREUZBERG (with Herman Dune & Waters)
June 16 LONDON, UK HOXTON BAR & KITCHEN

Especially excited for that Paris date at Fleche D’or, as we played there on our first ever European tour, and that show happened to fall on the exact night that Obama was elected President.  Here’s hoping that we can recreate some of that excitement upon our return.  Here’s an old picture of the DJ at Fleche d’or that night.  Nice.

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Danzig’s “Mother”

We were asked back to the Onion AV Club’s Chicago office to try our hand at the Danzig classic, “Mother.”  The results are here. Rated PG-13 for moderate violence and wolf’s blood.