Wye Oak (band)
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Performing in 2008
|Origin||Baltimore, Maryland, USA|
|Genres||Indie rock, indie folk, newgaze|
Wye Oak is an indie folk rock duo from Baltimore, Maryland, composed of Andy Stack (drums, keyboards, backup vocals) and Jenn Wasner (vocals, guitars). Their sound has been described as "earnest folk-influenced indie rock with touches of noise and dream pop". Wasner sings lead vocals and plays electric or acoustic guitar, while Stack plays both drums and keyboards, playing the drums with his feet and right hand, and the bass line with his left hand.
The band was formed as Monarch in mid-2006, before changing their name to Wye Oak, a reference to the former state tree of their home state of Maryland. They released their first album If Children independently in 2007 and subsequently signed to Merge Records in 2008. The label re-released If Children that year, and a second album, The Knot, followed in 2009.
Their most recent album, Civilian, was released in March 2011 via Merge Records in the US and City Slang in Europe. An edited version of the title track was featured in the trailer for the second season of The Walking Dead and also the closing scene of the second season episode "18 Miles Out." It is also featured in the final scene of the 13th episode of the North American remake of Being Human.
- If Children (independently released in 2007) – 2008
- The Knot – 2009
- My Neighbor / My Creator (EP) – 2010
- Civilian – 2011
- Shriek - 2014
In other media
|Song||Show title||Episode title|
|"Civilian"||The Walking Dead||18 Miles Out|
|"Civilian"||Being Human||A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Me Killing You|
|"Civilian"||Underbelly: Badness||Thy Will Be Done|
|"Civilian"||One Tree Hill||The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul|
|"Civilian"||Safety Not Guaranteed|
- Monger, James Christopher. "Wye Oak". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 April 2008.
- Powell, Mike (25 April 2008). "If Children Album Review". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
- Newby, Tim (29 June 2009). "Band of the Week: Wye Oak". Paste magazine. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
- Reilly, Matt (15 October 2009). "Untying The Knot with Wye Oak". NPR. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
- Powell, Mike (21 July 2009). "The Knot – Album Review". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
- McGovern, Kyle (30 October 2013). "Wye Oak Embrace Reinvention, Abandon Guitar on Upcoming Fourth Album". Spin.com. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wye Oak (band).|
- Official website
- If Children review Dusted Magazine
- If Children review Prefixmag.com
- Knot Review
- Interview about Hope Night, an Obama campaign support night organized by Andy Stack and Caleb Stine (Oct 2008)
- Interview with Greg Szeto of Aural States (Mar 2008)
- Quit Your Day Job feature on Stereogum
- Wye Oak – Quiet Giant Feature by Tim Newby for Honest Tune Magazine
- Interview on Musicletter, September 2009
- Wye Oak cover the song "Strangers" by The Kinks