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Wye Oak

Thanks to everyone who played and attended the free BrooklynVegan party at Pianos yesterday (10/23). We're working as fast as possible (on no sleep) to get CMJ coverage up (while still attending as much of CMJ as possible), but before it's too late I wanted to highlight at least one band who played the show. That's Wye Oak. It was the Baltimore duo's first show of this CMJ and they were the surprise hit of the whole day. Friendly Fires may have had the biggest draw, but Wye Oak is probably the band on the bill that gained the most new fans (not to mention the band with the most gear, especially on the gear to member ratio) (they make good use of it though). They played the second stage upstairs (usually reserved for singer-songwriters) while Sebastien Grainger was rockin' downstairs on the main stage and, not that it's a competition, but I think Wye Oak ended their set with the bigger crowd.

Check them out if you can. They're playing three more CMJ shows including TONIGHT (Friday, October 24th) at the Bell House on a great bill that includes their Merge labelmates The Rosebuds and Ladybug Transistor, and the great NYC band Crystal Stilts AND (the recently added) DJ JENS LEKMAN (no "singing" this time though). Wye Oak are also playing the Merge Records showcase at Mercury Lounge (again with the Rosebuds) before leaving town. In November they're touring Europe with Dr. Dog. In December they're back in NYC to play the Bowery Ballroom with O'Death. More pictures and all dates below...

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Oct 24 - *CMJ* The Bell House w/ The Rosebuds, Ladybug Transistor, Crystal Stilts Brooklyn, New York
Oct 25 2008 1:00P - *CMJ* Daytrotter/Snow Ghost/Take the Handle Party @ The Glasslands - Wye Oak 2PM Brooklyn, New York
Oct 25 - *CMJ* Merge Records Showcase @ Mercury Lounge - Wye Oak 9PM New York, New York
Oct 26 2008 7:00P - HOPE NIGHT fundraiser for Obama ! ! ! @ Metro Gallery Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 30 - The Luminaire w/ Throw Me the Statue London
Nov 2 - Whelans w/ Dr. Dog Dublin
Nov 3 - Glee Club w/ Dr. Dog Birmingham
Nov 4 - Borderline w/ Dr. Dog London
Nov 4 - OBAMA! AMERICA
Nov 5 - Fleche D'or w/ Dr. Dog Paris
Nov 7 - Apolo 2 w/ Dr. Dog Barcelona
Nov 10 - 59 to 1 w/ Dr. Dog Munich
Nov 11 - La Casa w/ Dr. Dog Milan
Nov 12 - Luxor Cologne w/ Dr. Dog Cologne
Nov 14 - Voxhall w/ Dr. Dog Aarhus
Nov 15 - Debaser w/ Dr. Dog Stockholm
Nov 16 - KB w/ Dr. Dog Malmo
Nov 17 - Sticky Fingers w/ Dr. Dog Gothenburg
Nov 19 - Lido w/ Dr. Dog Berlin
Nov 20 - Knust w/ Dr. Dog Hamburg
Nov 21 - Merleyn w/ Dr. Dog Nijmegen
Nov 22 - Ekko w/ Dr. Dog Utrecht
Nov 23 - Paradiso w/ Dr. Dog Amsterdam
Dec 4 - Black Cat w/ O'Death Washington DC
Dec 5 - Bowery Ballroom w/ O'Death New York, New York

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Comments (1)

They put on a good show at Mercury Lounge, too. Video interview with Jenn and Andy is available, if you're interested.

http://www.eastvillagepodcasts.com/2008/10/26/wye-oak-sublimify-at-mercury-lounge/

Posted by East Village Podcasts | October 27, 2008 9:06 AM

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