The 50 Best Albums Of 2018 So Far

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Have you ever talked to your parents about what it was like to live through the late ’60s? National leaders were gunned down right and left. Entire generations were asserting themselves loudly. War was erupting, and nobody seemed quite certain why. People were walking on the moon. Hippie cults were chopping people up. A few … More »

Wye Oak – “It Was Not Natural” Video

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We named Wye Oak’s The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs our Album Of The Week last month for its intimate majesty. Its songs defy conventional structure and genre, instead opting for raw inspiration and giving into sonic curiosities. Today we see the music video for “It Was Not Natural,” one … More »

The 10 Best Wye Oak Songs

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Wye OakWe often perceive indie rock of the early 21st century through two defining lenses: the era of New York’s early ’00s retro-revival and the rise of Brooklyn and mainstream indie that supplanted it by the end of that decade. There were, of course, all sorts of other scenes in other places — in orbit or … More »

Album Of The Week: Wye Oak The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

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A decade ago, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack were waiting tables at the Golden West, the Baltimore restaurant where my brother used to wash dishes. Back when Wasner and Stack played their first show, they did it at the Golden West, a local institution with good hungover-brunch options and kitschy album covers all over the … More »

Stream Wye Oak The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs

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The great Baltimore duo Wye Oak are no longer a Baltimore duo, as both members of the band have left town. (Jenn Wasner now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, while Andy Stack has relocated to Marfa, Texas.) And they no longer make the sort of soothingly stormy slowcore of their early days; instead, their sound … More »

Watch Wye Oak’s Stereogum Session

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Wye Oak are releasing a new album, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, next week, and today they stopped by our New York offices to perform a Stereogum Session. They were mildly stripped-down for the set, without all the bells and whistles they’ve acquired on stage over the years, but still sounded great. More »

Wye Oak – “Lifer”

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Wye Oak’s new album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs — their first official full-length since 2014’s Shriek — is finally going to be out in the world next week. The duo introduced us to the album by way of its excellent title track, which subsequently ended up as ourMore »

Wye Oak – “It Was Not Natural”

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Dependably awesome indie-rock veterans Wye Oak already piqued our anticipation for their upcoming album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs with its title track and a video. Today Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack are back with another stunner from the LP, “It Was Not Natural.” … More »

Wye Oak – “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs” Video

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Last month, the constantly-evolving Baltimore duo Wye Oak announced plans to release the new album The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, and they also shared its synthy, dreamy, emotive title track. This morning, the duo has shared the video for that song. Director Dan Huiting filmed band members Jenn Wasner … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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We welcomed a new Justin Timberlake album into the world this week and guess what? It’s not great. It’s also not country even though country star Toby Keith is in the credits. Meanwhile, Timberlake’s fellow Bush-era radio stars Fall Out Boy stay true to form on their new album M A N … More »