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Wye Oak announces new album, Shriek, listen to “The Tower”

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Here’s another reason to enjoy 2014: Wye Oak is back with a new album on April 29th via Merge Records. Titled Shriek, the follow-up to 2011’s Civilian is comprised of 10 new tracks recorded in Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room. As frontwoman Jenn Wasner explained late last year, “There’s not a lick of guitar on this whole record. It basically inverts what we were responsible for.”

Our first indication of whatever-the-hell-that-means comes with new single “The Tower”. Sounding a tad like Strange Mercy-era St. Vincent and a frightening alternative of The Eurthymics, it’s certainly a new Wye Oak, but one we’re willing to drive around with for awhile. “Sexy” feels too easy of a descriptor, but hey, I haven’t had my green tea yet… so, there you go.

Stream the single, consult the tracklist, and check out their expansive tour itinerary below.

Shriek Tracklist:
01. Before
02. Shriek
03. The Tower
04. Glory
05. Sick Talk
06. Schools Of Eyes
07. Despicable Animal
08. Paradise
09. I Know The Law
10. Logic Of Color

Wye Oak 2014 Tour Dates:
03/03 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
03/04 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
03/05 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom *
03/06 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
03/07 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia *
03/08 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s *
03/09 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
03/11-16 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/20 – London, UK @ Lexington
03/21 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
03/25 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
03/28 – Zurich, CH @ M4M Music Festival
03/29 – Istanbul, TR @ IKSV
04/11 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
05/03 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon cLUB
05/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/07 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/09 – Bostona, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
05/10 – Montreal, QB @ Il Motore
05/11 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
05/13 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
05/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
05/16 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
05/17 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
05/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
05/20 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

* = w/ Future Islands

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