Wye Oak tour, new album due out April 29th

wye oakOn April 29,Wye Oak return with their fourth full-length studio album Shriek. 

Following extensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed 2011 release Civilian, Wye Oak members Jenn and Andy found themselves apart for the first time. Andy had recently moved to the west coast, leaving their hometown of Baltimore. Simultaneously but separately, the two began exploring new ways of writing. Jenn, having picked up the bass did not begin with her typical guitar and likewise Andy began to explore different ways of layering keyboards. The freedom of these new methods allowed for a new found emotional immediacy and in spite of, or perhaps because of the distance, Wye Oak have recorded their most personal album yet.

Shriek was a co-production between Wye Oak and Nicolas Vernhes of Rare Book Room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Vernhes also engineered and mixed the album. His inventive production work complimented the band’s new direction, helping them to create their immensely layered and emotive new sound.


Wye Oak on tour:
Mar 3 Charlottesville, VA — The Southern*
Mar 4 Asheville, NC — The Orange Peel*
Mar 5 Saxapahaw, NC — Haw River Ballroom*
Mar 6 Savannah, GA — Savannah Stopover*
Mar 7 Chattanooga, TN — JJ’s Bohemia*
Mar 8 Oxford, MS — Proud Larry’s*
Mar 9 Baton Rouge, LA — Spanish Moon*
Mar 12-16 Austin, TX — SXSW Music Festival
Mar 20 London, UK — Lexington SOLD OUT
Mar 21 Brussels, BE — Botanique
Mar 23 Amsterdam, NL — MC Theater
Mar 25 Berlin, DE — Privatclub
Mar 28 Zurich, CH — M4M Music Festival
Mar 29 Istanbul, TR — IKSV
Apr 11 Indio, CA — Coachella SOLD OUT
Apr 18 Indio, CA — Coachella SOLD OUT
May 2 Pittsburgh, PA — Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 3 Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club
May 5 Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
May 6 Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
May 7 New York, NY — Webster Hall
May 9 Boston, MA — Paradise
May 10 Montreal, QC — Il Motore
May 11 Toronto, ON — Horseshoe Tavern
May 13 Chicago, IL — Metro
May 14 Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall
May 15 Minneapolis, MN — Fine Line Music Café
May 16 Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room
May 17 Lawrence, KS — The Granada
May 18 St. Louis, KS — Old Rock House
May 20 Nashville, TN — Mercy Lounge
May 21 Atlanta, GA — Terminal West
*with Future Islands