Premiere: Listen: Wye Oak Unveil New Track, ‘Glory’

Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s ‘Shriek’ is out through City Slang this April.

Wye Oak

have promised a bold, experimental new album with ‘Shriek’, which comes out 28th April through City Slang (29th April via Merge Records in the US). First came ‘The Tower’, a stark and strictly structured lead track that employed tight-wound brass instead of customary guitars. As it turns out, ‘Shriek’ is a record that’s arriving completely guitar-free. Instead, Jenn Wasner’s recent experience under the Flock of Dimes and Dungeonesse guises comes full circle.

On second taste ‘Glory’, Wasner and Andy Stack prove they’re still into the sharp, string-led hooks of previous material. Diverging from 2011’s ‘Civilian’ without getting overwhelmed by new ideas, Wasner’s on the bass, with a thick fog of flurrying synths giving a boundless, energetic backing. We’ve got the first play of ‘Glory’, which you can hear below.

Wye Oak have also announced a handful of new UK dates, taking place this June. They’re arriving for European shows this week, beginning with a sold out show at London Lexington on 20th March. Dates below the player.

Pre-order ‘Shriek’ digitally on iTunes or physically through the City Slang store.

Wye Oak, ‘Glory’ [DIY Premiere]:

Wye Oak dates

20 London, Lexington (SOLD OUT)
21 Brussels BE, Witloof Bar
23 Amsterdam NL, MC Theatre
25 Berlin DE, Privatclub (SOLD OUT)
28 Zurich CH, M4Music Festival
29 Istanbul TR, IKSV

28 Vienna AT, Chelsea
29 Prague CZ, Meet Factory
31 Mannheim DE, Maifeld Derby Festival

02 Cologne DE, Studio 672
03 Hamburg DE, Prinzenbar
04 Berlin DE, Lido
05 Munich DE, Strom
07 Kleinreifling AT, Seewiesen Festival
09 Paris FR, Le Point Ephemere
10 London UK, Islington Assembly Hall
11 Manchester UK, Soup Kitchen
12 Leeds UK, The Brudenell Social Club
13 Glasgow SCT, King Tuts
14 Dublin IRL, The Sugar Club
15 Belfast IRL, McHughs Basement

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