Wye Oak tour, New EP released

Wye Oak has released dates for their spring tour that will run from March until early May. 

 Less than a year after their acclaimed, dark triumph The Knot, Baltimore’s Wye Oak offer My Neighbor / My Creator, a vibrant EP that brims with melody and creative detours over five new recordings. My Neighbor / My Creator will be released today via digital download in the Merge store. The EP will be available at all other digital outlets on April 20 and the CD will be in stores on June 8. 

My Neighbor/ My Creator 

Collaborating with outside producers for the first time, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s four new songs feel loose and direct, from the tumbling opener “My Neighbor” to the propulsive “Emmylou.” “My Creator” and “I Hope You Die” begin like ballads but soon reveal unexpected layers of saxophone and percussion over Wasner’s cascading vocals. Chris and Mickey Freeland, brothers with ties to everything from Oxes’ math-rock explorations to Baltimore’s indie hip-hop scene, helmed the new EP’s recordings in their own Beat Babies studio, and they bring new textures to Wye Oak’s ever-expanding sound. There’s a heavier reliance on keyboards, culminating in Mickey’s own stunning remix of The Knot’s “That I Do” which must be heard to be believed.

03/12/10 Frederick, MD @ Cafe Nola w/ Lower Dens (aka Jana Hunter)
03/13/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox w/ Lower Dens (aka Jana Hunter)
03/14/10 Indianapolis IN @ Vollrath Tavern w/ Lower Dens (aka Jana Hunter), Le Loup
03/15/10 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe w/ Lower Dens (aka Jana Hunter), Le Loup
03/18/10 Austin, TX – SXSW Merge Records Official Showcase @ Cedar St. Courtyard
03/19/10 Austin, TX – SXSW @ Home Slice Pizza, Music by the Slice, FREE NO RSVP!
03/20/10 Austin, TX – SXSW Brooklyn Vegan party @ Galaxy Room
03/20/10 Austin, TX – SXSW Stereogum Party @ The Parish w/ Ben Gibbard, the morning benders
03/24/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Shearwater
03/25/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Shearwater
03/26/10 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Shearwater
03/27/10 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Shearwater
03/28/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w/ Shearwater
03/30/10 Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear’s w/ Shearwater
03/31/10 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa w/ Shearwater
04/01/10 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace w/ Shearwater
04/02/10 Ithaca, NY @ Castaways w/ Shearwater
04/03/10 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern w/ Shearwater
04/04/10 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Shearwater
04/05/10 Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet w/ Shearwater
04/06/10 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar w/ Shearwater
04/07/10 Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College w/ Shearwater
04/08/10 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck w/ Shearwater
04/09/10 Norman, OK @ The Opolis w/ Shearwater
04/10/10 Dallas, TX @ The Loft w/ Shearwater
04/22/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room w/ Shearwater
04/23/10 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress w/ Shearwater
04/24/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland w/ Shearwater
04/25/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ Shearwater
04/27/10 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ Shearwater
04/28/10 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore w/ Shearwater
04/29/10 – Seattle, WA @ Triple Door w/ Shearwater
04/30/10 – Pullman, WA @ The Belltower w/ Shearwater
05/01/10 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Shearwater
05/02/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room w/ Shearwater
05/04/10 – Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room w/ Shearwater
05/05/10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Shearwater
05/07/10 – Austin, TX @ The Parish w/ Shearwater