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Wasner performing in Germany in 2014
|Birth name||Jennifer Lynn Wasner|
|Also known as||Flock of Dimes|
|Born||April 16, 1986|
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
|Genres||Indie rock, electronic, synthpop|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard|
|Labels||Merge Records, Partisan Records|
|Associated acts||Wye Oak, Dirty Projectors, Dungeonesse, Future Islands, Sylvan Esso, Flock of Dimes, Bon Iver|
Jenn Wasner (born April 16, 1986) is an American musician from Baltimore, Maryland. Wasner is best known as one of the founding members of the band Wye Oak, along with Andy Stack. They have performed on tour with notable bands such as The National and The Decemberists. Wasner has completed numerous other music projects as well, including a solo project entitled Flock of Dimes, and a collaboration called Dungeonesse with Jon Ehrens of White Life and Art Department.
Wasner was born on April 16, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland. She began singing at an early age with her mother, and eventually started taking classical piano lessons at the around the age of five. At the age of twelve, her mom taught her how to play guitar, which led to the beginning of her songwriting career. By high school, Wasner had met Andy Stack, and begun playing music together. She continued to write music while away at college.
After college, Wasner moved to the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore. Together with Stack, they formed a band under the name "Monarch", which was soon changed to be Wye Oak after the state tree of Maryland. After the release of their highly regarded work, Civilian in 2011, the group toured in the United States and Europe. Civilian was named the best album of 2011 by The A.V. Club, and was featured on television in the popular series The Walking Dead and in the film, Safety Not Guaranteed.
When Wasner returned to Maryland in 2012 after touring with Dirty Projectors, she began work on the solo project, "Flock of Dimes" which experimented with new synths and electronic beats. The next year, she worked with Jon Ehrens of the Baltimore-pop group, White Life, on a new project labeled Dungeonesse.
Stack and Wasner reunited to create the fifth major album Shriek, released in April 2014.
In 2019, it was announced that Wasner would join Bon Iver, playing in the band for their autumn tour.
- Dungeonesse – 2013
Flock of Dimes
- "Curtain" b/w "Apparition" (7" single) – 2012
- Prison Bride (7" single) – 2012
- "(This is Why) I Can't Wear White" / "15" – 2012
- "Semaphore" (7" single) – (2016, Track 5 on If You See Me, Say Yes)
- "Everything is Happening Today" (7" single) – (2016, Track 4 on If You See Me, Say Yes)
- "Don't Dream It's Over / Everything is Free" (7" single) ft. Sylvan Esso – 2016
- If Children (2007, self-released; 2008, Merge Records)
- The Knot (2009, Merge Records)
- Civilian (2011, Merge Records)
- Shriek (2014, Merge Records)
- Tween (2016, Merge Records)
- The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs (2018, Merge Records)
Singles and EPs
- Destroyer / Wye Oak split 7" single with Destroyer (2008, Merge Records)
- My Neighbor / My Creator 12"/CD EP (2010, Merge Records)
- "Strangers" 7" single (2011, Merge Records)
- "Spiral" digital single (2011, Adult Swim)
- "Trigger Finger" 7" single (2015, Joyful Noise Recordings)
- Lee Gardner (April 13, 2011). "Mighty". Archived from the original on 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
- Brandon Weigel (April 23, 2014). "Springtime For Wye Oak". Archived from the original on 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
- "Wye Oak Interview (w/ Andy Stack, Jenn Wasner)". Auralstates.com. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Meet Jenn Wasner - Founding Member of Wye Oak". Laist.com. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Jenn Wasner, Wye Oak". March 25, 2011. Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
- "ORANJE PREVIEW : Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak". Myoldkentuckyblog.com. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner Announces Debut Dungeonesse Album, Shares New Track". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Jenn Wasner, other Baltimore musicians to perform at BWI Airport". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- Hussey, Allison. "For Her Joyful Electro-Pop Project Flock of Dimes to Flourish, Jenn Wasner Had to Learn to Be Alone". Indyweek.com. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
- "Wye Oak: The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs Album Review". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 8 May 2018.