Posted in music on January 29, 2014

by Bill Pearis


When Wye Oak said they were shaking things up for their new record, they meant it. Jenn Wasner has moved to bass with "nary a lick of guitar" and the band have taken on a new, elasticized sound for for the new record, which they've since revealed is titled Shriek and will be out April 29 on Merge. That's the cover art above. You can check out the first track from it, "The Tower," in this post. It is most definitely different for Wye Oak, but that is not a bad thing at all.

Jenn Wasner was just in NYC as part of the Gene Clark 'No Other' tour. Wye Oak's tour hits Webster Hall on May 7Tickets for that show are still available. Stream "The Tower" below...


Wye Oak - The Tower



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Comments (10)

nice... digging it. excited to get to listen to the full record.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 4:04 PM

Hmmm, these electro bands are all the rage and making some money. Should we? Why not!

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 4:22 PM

Sounds great!

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 5:55 PM

Jenn can do whatever the hell she wants to do.

Posted by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 6:11 PM

Ugh... What the fuck happen. I bought a ticket to their show and I was kind of ok with spending 7 dollars for a beer and being surrounded by nerds but now I have to be forced to listen to this shit? I can only assume that this song was one of the better songs off the album. So the rest of the album is going to be real shitty.

Posted by Joe Brown | January 29, 2014 9:28 PM

Not really what i had expected based on the changes they'd made for this album. Not at all bad, tho.

Posted by Anonymouse | January 30, 2014 8:02 AM

As a fan of the band, I'm gonna say this is really bad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 9:14 AM

if you ever play kingston, ontario and need an opener , i would be there in a heart beat.

Posted by Mccaffrey | February 18, 2014 3:16 AM

Probably the 2014 album I'm most excited about thus far. Carrying it on vinyl with free shipping and free poster at

Posted by Sonny Byrd | April 9, 2014 11:12 AM

Wye Oak are well aware of who they are and where they've been. Their live show is something else. I saw them in Louisville, KY last night and they were brilliant. They played a lot of new songs from Shriek, but they also killed it with a few of their older material as well. This is a great band who show diversity, and they are not, nor should they be ashamed of it.

Posted by Carse | November 3, 2014 3:49 PM

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