Wye Oak have just surprise-released their new album, which is titled Tween, and which you can listen to right now. It marks a bit of a return to to the widescreen, ethereal atmospherics the band were initially known for, and less in the more rhythmic direction of their last album, Shriek. That move is tipped in the album title which they say is "not emblematic of a step forward, but a step sideways in time" and revealing they were songs that were written around the same time as Shriek but didn't fit with that LP's direction. While Tween is out digitally now, the vinyl and CD will be out August 5 via Merge. They've also released a video for the first single "Watching the Waiting," directed by Michael Patrick O’Leary and Ashley North Compton, which you can watch below.

You can soon catch Wye Oak on tour, and they'll play NYC on June 21 at Warsaw with TEEN (who play two Northside shows this week). Tickets are still available.

All dates are listed, along with album art, tracklist, Spotify stream and new video, below.

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Wye Oak - Tween tracklist:
01 Out of Nowhere
02 If You Should See
03 No Dreaming
04 Too Right
05 Better (For Esther)
06 On Luxury
07 Trigger Finger
08 Watching the Waiting

Wye Oak - 2016 Tour Dates
06-16 Hamden, CT - The Outer Space
06-17 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
06-18 Providence, RI - Fete Lounge
06-19 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
06-21 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
06-22 Washington, D.C. - Rock and Roll Hotel
06-23 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
06-25 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
06-26 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
07-07 Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits
07-08 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
07-09 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
07-10 Boise, ID - The Olympic Venue
07-11 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
07-12 Seattle, WA - Neumos
07-13 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
07-15 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
07-16 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
07-17 San Diego, CA - Casbah
07-18 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
07-29 Norman, OK - The Opolis
07-30 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
07-31 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
08-02 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
08-03 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
08-04 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
08-05 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
08-06 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
08-07 Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival
08-09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
08-10 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
08-11 Austin, TX - Mohawk
09-08 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Music Festival

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