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Wye Oak share “Fortune,” announce “JOIN” tour with bigger lineup of the band

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Wye Oak are back with a new single that’s one of the more immediately appealing tracks that they’ve released in a while. A lot of their music soars, but “Fortune” flies with a little more confidence, from Jenn Wasner’s multi-layered harmony to the big rock wordless chorus that rips the sky wide open. “Life is change. Change is loss,” says Wasner. “This song is about how hard it is to let go, and the feeling of celebrating and mourning it all at once.” You can listen to “Fortune” below.

Speaking of big, Wye Oak have also just announced a tour, called JOIN, that will not only feature a four-to-six member expanded lineup of the group, but will also see them performing songs by Wasner’s solo project Flock of Dimes and Andy Stack’s solo project Joyero. Dates are in March and April, with the tour hitting NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 3/4. Tickets for MHOW go on sale Friday, November 15. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Wasner will be part of Sylvan Esso’s 10-piece band that will be playing L.A., NYC, Nashville, and Durham, NC this month. You can win tickets to the second NYC show (11/18 @ Beacon Theatre).

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Wye Oak – 2020 JOIN Tour:
Feb 27 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
Feb 28 Durham, NC – Baldwin Auditorium
Feb 29 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Mar 01 Baltimore, MD – 2640 Space
Mar 03 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Mar 04 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mar 05 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
Mar 20 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Mar 21 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Mar 23 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Mar 24 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Mar 25 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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