Andy Stack (musician)

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Andy Stack
Stack performing in 2016
Background information
BornBaltimore, Maryland, United States
InstrumentsDrums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone, Upright Bass, Electronics, Voice, Steel Drum
Years active2006-present
LabelsMerge Records, City Slang
Associated actsWye Oak, EL VY, Lambchop
WebsiteWye Oak web site

Andy Stack is one of the founding members of the band Wye Oak and a touring member of EL VY and Lambchop, as well as a remix artist and a composer and producer for film and television music. He is noted for his technique of performing drums, keyboard, and electronics simultaneously as part of Wye Oak.[1]

Early life[edit]

Stack was born and raised outside of Baltimore, Maryland.[2] He pursued music composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and then completed his degree in recording at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Music career[edit]

Stack and Jenn Wasner formed Wye Oak in 2006. To date, the band has released six studio albums and several EPs, and has toured extensively in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, including performances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and a TV performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Wye Oak's album Civilian was named the best album of 2011 by The A.V. Club,[3] and was featured on television in the popular series The Walking Dead and in the film, Safety Not Guaranteed.

In 2015-2016, Stack performed as the touring drummer for EL VY, featuring Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena/Ramona Falls, including television performances on Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Stack has remixed tracks for Sylvan Esso,[4] T. Rex, and others.

Stack's solo project Joyero debuted in 2015 at the Trans Pecos Music Festival.

In addition to performing, Stack composes music for film, television and commercials.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Stack currently lives in Durham, NC.[6]


  1. ^ "Wye Oak's Andy Stack talks one-handed drumming". City Pages. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  2. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  3. ^ "The best music of 2011". Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  4. ^ "Sylvan Esso – "Play It Right (Wye Oak Remix)"". Stereogum. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  5. ^ "Andrew Stack". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-04-30.